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Ultimate Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

So, let's get down and naughty and dig into these Double Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies! Double chocolate, double mascarpone, double the yum!
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, unsalted
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate chocolate good quality, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting

  • 2 oz mascarpone room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream or milk to adjust consistency
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease or use non-stick spray an 8-inch pan. Or you can put tin foil in bottom of pan for easy lifting out, make sure there is tin-foil overhang to pull them out. Make sure you grease or use non-stick spray.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave, then add finely chopped chocolate and mix it into the melted butter until it is smooth and chocolate is melted.
  • Add the sugar to the chocolate and butter and mix until combined and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • In another bowl, cream the mascarpone, eggs, and vanilla and mix until smooth then add to the chocolate mixture.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together and mix into the wet ingredients. Just mix until they are all combined.
  • Pour the batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. While the brownies are cooling, time to make the frosting.

Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting

  • Using a mixer, combine the mascarpone and butter and blend for about 1 minute.
  • Then add the cocoa and confectioner’s sugar and blend until completely combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract and salt and cream or milk to adjust the consistency.
  • Frost brownies, then drizzle with some chocolate syrup or melted Nutella for a nice decorative touch.

Notes

Substitute for Mascarpone cheese
Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup whipping cream
OR Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup cream
OR Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/8 cup whipping cream and 1/8 cup sour cream.
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