- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/3 cups plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/4 cup instant coffee granules or espresso powder
- 2 cartons (8 ounces each) Mascarpone cheese
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate. Stir until smooth; cool slightly. Beat in butter. Gradually beat in 1-1/3 cups sugar. Add six eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Combine flour and coffee granules; add to chocolate mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined; set aside.
- For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cheese, vanilla, remaining sugar and eggs until smooth.
- Pour half of the chocolate batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining batter, spreading evenly to completely cover filling.
- Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.
- Cool on a wire rack. Dust with cocoa. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Reviews forTiramisu Brownies
"I made half a recipe and followed the instructions from the previous reviewer. The top batter is extremely hard to spread out, but I eventually got the filling somewhat covered. They still cooked up nice. I think they taste better once they have been chilled. Not as rich as I was expecting, but very good!"
"I made this recipe (for the first time) using cream cheese instead of Mascarpone. It turned out divine! NO COMPLAINTS here! I guess I am blessed! Today, I am baking it for the second time, and using cream cheese (16 oz) again. *I would like to add, for the woman who complained the filling did not puff up, I have found that if I do not beat cream cheese filling enough, even in other recipes, it is a little heavy and not puffy like I want. Hope this helps."
"Due to the comments here, we have reviewed this recipe again. Instead of pouring 4 cups of the chocolate batter into the pan, just pour half of it (about 2-1/2 cups). Then spread with the filling and top with the remaining batter.We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.Taste of Home Test Kitchen"
"I wish I had read these reviews before investing in the ingredients. As others have noted, it is impossible to spread the top layer of brownie batter over the cheese filling. It's a very light textured bar and I'm hoping that when it cools in the fridge it will easily cut into squares, but I think I'm going to serve it with a flavorful ice cream on the side as the flavor is very bland. Big disappointment."
"I was not too happy that the filling did NOT puff up as it looks in this picture. It looks so spongy, but it definately did not turn out like this when I made them. I cut the recipe in half and used a smaller pan, but it should still cook the same. I cooked this well over the time suggested and it still did not really cook in the middle. I was really looking forward to the Tiramisu quality since the ingredients are high quality/. They taste ok, but not what I expected at all!"
"The batter was impossible to spread over the filling. They were still very soggy after I baked them for well over the time that they needed to be!"
"I loved this!!! It is for people who love coffee. Do half the batter then the cheese and the other half of the batter. I did not add the tsp. of baking cocoa. My inlaws even liked them. Yumm."
"on the chocolate batter i was thinging of making a batch in a half.this way you could still have 4 cups for the bottom and have alot more for the top.or find somthing to put the chocolate batter in and spresd it over the top like they use to put frosting on a cake like a tube or something similar. please reply and let me know what you think.
"I agree with others... I had a hard time spreading the batter on top of the cheese. I also recommend disregarding the instructions to use 4 cups of batter for the bottom. Just take half of the batter... I used 4 cups and had virtually nothing left for the top. So I didn't get the cool layered effect, but they still came out pretty good. The taste is a bit more milder brownie... and the textture is really mellow. Worthy of a change of pace from plain old brownies."
"I made these for company and spent a little extra $$ to buy the mascarpone cheese. I'm not sure it was an improvement over regular brownies, but it certainly wasn't a disaster either (hard to go wrong with chocolate, coffee and cheese!). Biggest problem: as others have said, the filling was WAY too runny to spread any batter over. I ended up dropping the batter in spoonfuls on top and marbling it slightly. Came out fine. Flavor/texture improved in the fridge over the following days. I did cut the recipe in half and used an 8 x 8 pan. Not sure if that somehow affected the filling, but I can't imagine why it would have."