Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

I was going to give you guys a tomato sauce recipe today, but since it was my birthday this week and you guys had to put up with the site crashing, I think I am going to give you something a little more exciting.

And what could possibly be better than Tiramisu brownies? Pretty much nothing. We had another pot luck in my office which was an Italian theme. I bookmarked these brownies a while ago and thought they would be the perfect dessert to bring to a party! Besides creme brulee, Tiramisu is my favorite dessert. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and those ladyfingers soaked in coffee (or rum) are just so perfect!


Tiramisu Brownies

So after a long day at work, I came home and got to work on the brownies. I was exhausted, but I kept on as I didn’t have time the day of the party to make them. The brownie layer? Easy. The lady finger layer? Easy. The mascarpone topping? Also easy…except for when you are totally exhausted and don’t read the directions right and end up pouring way too much brownie batter on top when you are just supposed to use a little. Fail. So my layers are nearly as neat and pretty as Jamie’s, but regardless, these brownies are incredible! And just a quick side note, yes, you are going to need 12 eggs to make these. Yes, it’s a lot.  Ok, back to my slopiness, I actually liked how my mascarpone topping wasn’t perfect because it was my favorite part about these brownies so I liked getting bigger bites of it sometimes. Really, you can’t go wrong with these!

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

The classic Italian dessert – in a brownie!

Ingredients:

For the brownie batter:

  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup cake flour

For the mascarpone topping:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package soft ladyfingers
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth and let cool for a few minutes. Line a 9″x13″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add the chocolate to a mixing bowl, beat in the butter and then the sugar, 4 eggs, and 4 egg whites. Add in the flour and continue mixing on low speed until just combined. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish, but reserve about 1 cup of the batter for later.
  3. Layer the ladyfingers upside down on top of the brownie batter, slightly pushing down to keep in place. Using a pastry brush, brush the coffee over the ladyfingers until they are saturated (I went around about 4 times as I really wanted to taste the coffee flavor).
  4. In another bowl, mix together the mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, sugar, 4 egg whites, and the vanilla extract. Gently spread the mixture over the ladyfingers.Take a spoonfuls of the brownie batter and place on top of the creamy filling. Use a sharp knife or toothpick to swirl it around.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is almost set. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

After these were done baking, I felt like the ladyfingers dried out quite a bit and I wasn’t getting enough of the coffee flavor that I wanted, so I actually brushed more of the coffee onto the ladyfingers after I cut the brownies into squares (I just brushed the sides). You do not have to do this if you don’t want to, but if you want more coffee flavor, you may want to do the same.

Recipe from My Baking Addiction

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Tiramisu Brownies

   

28 comments

  1. Oh my goodness – I die!!! I absolutely love tiramisu, it’s right up there for my favorite desserts along with cheesecake. My gosh, these brownies are dreamy! Pinning! xo

  2. Happy Happy Birthday!! And these brownies are the best thing I have seen all week. Heaven!

  3. Happy belated Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great recipe! I am sure your tomato sauce is amazing, but Tiramisu Brownies is way better, especially for a Friday treat!

    Sorry about your site crashing this week, I know I was there about two weeks ago!! Hackers were trying to get into our servers. Ugh!!

    Have a super great weekend!!!!

  4. Happy belated birthday!! These brownies sound amazing. Although the only thing I think of with tiramisu is that episode of the office where michael scott keeps choking on the cocoa powder on top. Happy Friday!

  5. Happy belated birthday!! Love the sound of these brownies!

  6. A very happy birthday ! Looks delicious

  7. These are amazing, great source and great photos!! So different, I love them! Hope the birthday was fabulous :)

  8. These look really, really good… and sound even better!!! You have captivated my senses my dear. :)

  9. Hope you enjoyed a fabulous birthday!!! Goodness, these brownies look divine. I love tiramisu and when I was in Italy many moons ago, I just dived right in (there was certainly no gluten-free option!!) – the combo of chocolate and coffee and marscapone – it’s just too much! Wishing you a great weekend :)

  10. The combination of tiramisu and brownies sounds like a match made in heaven!

  11. Happy Birthday a bit late, Stephanie! I hope it was a great one.

    Even if it wasn’t perfect, I am pretty sure those brownies helped quite a bit. They look fantastic! Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts ever!

  12. As much as I like tomato sauce… I’ll take these tiramisu brownies any day :) Hope you had a great birthday! :)

  13. Have a great birthday week. HAppy Birthday!!
    These brownies do look very special. Very interesting, love tiramisu and in brownie form..YUM!. Pinning this.

  14. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

  15. WHAT???? I can’t even handle these. One of my favorite recipes I’ve seen in the blog world in a long time!

  16. Ermahhgerd, these are redonkulous. The ladyfinger layer is calling my nameeeeee.

  17. Those look ridiculously good. Perfect for a birthday celebration!

  18. This is just screaming “get in mah bellah”. I think I need to go make some right now.

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  20. Do these need to stay in the fridge if you don’t serve them right away?

  21. In looking over your directions, you have indicated to brush the coffee over the cookies in the dish. In the past, I have actually soaked the cookies in the cold coffee to the desired strength of saturation and I was wondering if that method would provide much more of the coffee flavour that you were looking for. I would suggest doubling the amount of the coffee though. Also, for those who wish to partake, it is a very nice surprise to add a little Amaretto or coffee liquour flavouring to the coffee before soaking the cookies. Of course for kids, no alcohol. It is a great recipe. Thanks.

    • I think this depends on people’s personal tastes. I’m with you, I really wanted more of the flavor so brushed coffee on a few times, but I think soaking would work well too, I would just be careful that they don’t get too wet. Love your amaretto suggestion too!

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  23. I made these last night and mine came out really cakey. Is there a typo in the ingredients for the brownie batter? Should that be four egg YOLKS instead? I’m going to try again but not until we finish this massive pan of cake I made :-) also, it took 80 minutes to bake in a very dry SC foothills winter.

    • Hi Laura, No, it’s correct, it’s egg whites, not yolks. I actually shared this recipe from My Baking Addiction (see the link at the bottom of the recipe box) and made these exactly as Jamie did. I’m sorry yours came out so cakey. If you make them again, be careful not to overmix as this can result in a cakey brownie.

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  25. Can you use a brownie mix?

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