Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Oh My! Tiramisu AND chocolate...I must be in heaven. A recipe from the Houston Chronicle.
- 12 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1⁄8 cup espresso powder (more may be added if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor) or 1⁄8 cup instant coffee powder (more may be added if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor)
- 16 ounces mascarpone cheese (Cream Cheese may be substituted)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
- Chop or break chocolate into small pieces.
- Melt in the microwave and stir until smooth.
- Pour into a mixer bowl and cool slightly (until just warm to the touch).
- Beat butter into the warm chocolate.
- Beat in 1 1/3 cups sugar.
- Add the six eggs one at a time, beating until the mixture lightens.
- Blend in flour and coffee powder into batter on low speed and do not overmix.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together cheese 1/4 cup sugar, two eggs and vanilla extract Pour over brownie batter.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the middle is almost set and top begins to buckle Cool in the pan.
- Dust lightly with cocoa powder and cut into 40 small bars.
These were very good and not too sweet--but very, very rich. I had a hard time making them, though, in that the mascarpone filling was very liquidy and light while the chocolate batter was thick and heavy. When I went to spread the batter over the filling, it just sank down into it. So I ended up with the filling and batter kind of swirled together on top. They were very rich and moist and fudgy, yet light at the same time, not dense. DH loved them--he loves chocolate but not sweet things, so they were terrific for him. Thanks for posting, Courtly! Made for My 3 Chefs Fall 2008.
I followed the recipe, but doubled the espresso, as I really like a strong coffee flavor... however, I could not really taste any coffee flavor whatsoever. Bummer! But other than that, these brownies were incredible! Great alongside my cup of espresso!
Very rich with a strong espresso flavor. If you like the flavor of coffee and chocolate together, go for it! I should have cooked it for a little longer than the recommended time though. They came out kind of gooey & messy. I will make again but I'll probably save my money and use cream cheese instead since the marscapone it isn't a very noticeable flavor in the brownies as it is in traditional tiramisu.