My son-in-law is a tiramisu fanatic. Last year for his birthday I made Tiramisu. It was a pain. This year I made Tiramisu Brownies. Much easier and they must have been a hit because there weren’t any left. See what you think:
- 12 squares (1 ounce each) semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/3 cups plus ¼ cup sugar, divided
- 8 eggs, divided
- 1 cup cake flour (or 1 cup minus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour)
- ¼ cup instant coffee granules or espresso powder (I used the coffee granules)
- 2 cartons (8 ounces each) Mascarpone cheese (in the deli section at my grocery store)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
In a large microwave-safe mixing 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 mixing bowl, beat the cheese, vanilla, and remaining sugar and eggs until smooth.
Pour 4 cups of chocolate batter into a greased 13x9x2 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 (nope, not unless you cut tiny pieces – my family got 12 servings out of it).
From Taste of Home Magazine
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