Tiramisu brownies

All the delicious flavors of Tiramisu swirled with a rich chocolate brownie to make these hard to resist Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies

Ever since I saw the movie “The Holiday” I’m wondering if there are actually places that let you swap the house for a few days to a week.

I love day-dreaming there are places like that and one day I pack a backpack and switch house with an Italian or even a French family. I don’t speak Italian or French but I love cheese and that’s a great reason to visit, don’t you think? Plus the French pastries, oh my, the flaky buttery pastries.

Croissants, brie, crème fraiche, mascarpone, tiramisu

Tiramisu Brownies

I’m totally against eating raw eggs but I have a weakness for Tiramisu. I love the creamy filling, the coffee flavor, the slight crunch bite from the airy lady fingers.

When I saw the recipe for Tiramisu brownies in a Taste of Home magazine I knew I had to make it. Usually their printed recipes are found on their website and just like the others who have tried it I had a hard time spreading the filling over  the creamy cheesy filling. It was good, just not as pretty as they show it.

A few weeks ago I decided to give it another try, this time putting my own twist on it.

Tiramisu Brownies

This time I cut the eggs and sugar, saved just a little bit of the brownie batter to make a light swirl with the cheesy filling.

I loved it!

The brownie is dense and fudge-y, with a deep chocolate flavor, the mascarpone filling is light, creamy and the top brownie swirl gets a soft crust while baking.

It’s a perfect afternoon or after dinner treat, perfect for parties (served it at a baby shower few weeks ago and everyone was ohh and ahhh about it).

Is there any possible way to go wrong with chocolate? I don’t think there is.

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: a 13X9 inch baking pan

Tiramisu brownies

Rich fudgy chocolate brownie swirled with light creamy mascarpone filling.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (Hershey's) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup (King Arthur Flour) cake flour*
  • 1/4 cup (Nescafe) instant coffee granules/powder
  • 16 oz Mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth and leave it to cool.
  2. Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 13X9 baking pan with paper. I used the pan liner paper from Reynolds.
  3. Add it to the mixing bowl with the paddle attachment on. Beat in the butter followed by 1 cup of sugar and the 4 eggs and 4 egg whites.
  4. Add the instant coffee followed by the flour. Mix on low speed until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan minus 1 cup of brownie batter.
  5. In another bowl combine the mascarpone cheese with 1/4 cup sugar, 4 egg whites and vanilla extract.
  6. Spread the cheese mixture on top of the brownie batter.
  7. Place spoonful of the remaing brownie batter on top of the creamy filling and swirl it lightly with a fork.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in the pan before slicing it.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have cake flour you can make your own by placing two tablespoons of cornstarch in a one-cup measure. Fill the rest of the cup with all-purpose flour. Sift together and use it.

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Comments

  1. Maureen (@OrgasmicChef) says

    I had no idea that’s how you make cake flour. You’re a font of knowledge!

    These brownies look smashing!

  2. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious) says

    i remember thinking the same thing when I saw the movie for the fist time. I think I even googled about it. Anyway- these brownies are amazing. tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts so these brownies are hitting the spot

  3. Jennifer Laceda (@jenlaceda) says

    This recipe is a keeper! I think this is one of my favourite posts / recipe of yours! Me too, I don’t like raw eggs, so thanks for tweaking the recipe!

  4. says

    I love “The Holiday” and have often wondered the same thing. My love of cheese and pastries is one of the main reasons I would love to swap homes with a family in Italy or France. But after seeing these gorgeous brownies, I think I’ll just go to your house. :)

  5. bazee says

    Oh man. My favorite dessert is Tiramisu, and my fiancee loves it, too. His favorite is brownies. And I love them, too. This could be our perfect dessert! I can’t wait to surprise him with it.

  6. Vanessa @FrenchFoodieMom says

    These are absolutely foodgasmic. I gained weight just looking at all your gorgeous shots.

  7. says

    These. Want. Now! Not only pretty to look at, but I know they must taste so damn good! The Holiday? Loved that movie. How sweet was Jack Black? ;)

  8. says

    Roxana, you’ve been baking up a storm and some really good looking goodies are coming out of your kitchen and on to the pages of your blog! These tiramisu brownies look like a brownie recipe to put in the recipe files for a later date, thanks for sharing;-)

  9. Angela says

    Good recipes; a little excessive with the watermarks, though. :/ I don’t know if you really have anything to worry about, and I’d love to see the FOOD!

  10. In Katrina's Kitchen (@katrinaskitchen) says

    I make something similiar and you are right- it is amazing!!! Yours are so pretty!! I wish I could eat one right now!

  11. says

    I remember thinking the same when I saw that movie, too. Would love to live in France or Italy for a while. :)

    Your version of tiramisu brownies looks wonderful, Roxana. You fixed a problem with the original recipe and made it look even better. Well done!

  12. says

    How pretty! I forgot if I watched the movie… trying to think. Maybe I did. The concept is really nice. I feel like I always need a getaway, not that my current life is not content but I think my life is so busy that I just need some quiet time… Hm, Italy or France sounds nice, but I will be busy “eating” then! LOL. I love your Tiramisu Brownies. Sounds like the best of best brownies. Beautiful swirl on the top!

  13. krimkus says

    Sounds like a terrific dream to me and why couldn’t it happen! Lovely brownies. I need to have you teach me how to take pictures as mouthwatering as yours!

  14. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says

    These look moist and yummy! I would even add a bit of liqueur and be in heaven. Beautiful blog!

  15. says

    The brownies look great! There are sites that do the home swap for vacations – I don’t know which one is the best but if you google “home swap vacation” – you will see a few – one that looked good was homeexchange.com

  16. says

    These are delicious! I made them and brought them to work. I think I cooked them a little too long as I had a brown top. Yours are much prettier. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I’ll be making these again.

  17. says

    These brownies look perfect, I love the waves on top!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I’ve just discovered yours, and I have already noticed some recipes to try :-) Nice pictures too !

  18. says

    I was perfectly happy just wandering about FB instead of cleaning my house like I should be doing and then you go along and share a photo of these. I’ve already been to the store for the week but, no, I’m going to have to run out in the heat and get some mascarpone cheese because I don’t know if I can live another day without these! Pinned!

  19. says

    I think yours look even better than the Taste of Home ones. :) I love tiramisu, so I know these are wonderful. I’m putting them on my list of things I must try!

  20. Tower says

    This is such an interesting twist! I do love tiramisu and brownies, so this is just the perfect combination! One thing I have noticed though, you have not placed nuts. I think it would still be great if you added nuts or almonds. Nonetheless, thank you for this recipe. I cannot wait to get started!

  21. Sarah E. says

    Found this recipe via Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate chocolate FB party :) It looks so incredible!

    Had to pin to share :)

  22. Stacy Davi says

    Made this recipe for Super Bowl and it was amazing! Ran out of vanilla so I substituted some Italian liquor. Perfect! Thank you.

  23. Gwendolyn Wallace says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, “TIRAMISU BROWNIES.”…will sure bake’um…Will Follow your PINS!…Happy Pinning!

  24. Lill says

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! I am going to try to bake these, but I am a little confused in the instructions. Number 3, add what to the mixing bowl? I would love to make these for my daughter’s birthday! I just hope they come out as great as your!

    • says

      Hi Lill,
      The melted chocolate from step 1. Will have to edit the instructions, thanks for pointing that out.
      Hope your daughter enjoys them! Happy birthday to her!
      Roxana

  25. Sue Goldian says

    You’ve got four whole eggs and four egg whites in the chocolate mixture and another four egg whites in the mascarpone mixture. Did you perhaps mean four eggs and four egg yolks in the chocolate mixture. I’m asking because the brownies look delicious but I don’t really want to end up with eight egg yolks… I’d only do something terrible with them, like make lemon bars :-) In any case, it seems to me that using the four yolks in the chocolate instead of whites couldn’t possibly be bad, I think it would make a lovely rich chewy brownie. What do you think?

  26. donrom says

    hey i was wondering the egg whites in both mixture do you whip up sepreataly and fold in or just add it in. thanks

  27. Helen says

    Hi Roxana!

    Thank you for sharing all of those wonderful recipes. You are a super cook from what I can see on your website. Love them photos too!!
    I will try to make the apple recipes, in Canada we have plenty of apples all year round.

    Hugs…
    Helen

  28. Tania says

    These look fantastic and I want to give them a try. My question is, do you add the coffee granules or is it brewed coffee ? I typically add brewed coffee to Tiramisu, just making sure before I add granules to it.

    Thanks

    • says

      Hi Tania,
      The coffee is not brewed before adding it to the batter. I know classic tiramisu calls for liquid coffee to dip the lady fingers in, but in this recipe, instant granules you don’t have to brew it.

      Roxana

  29. Monica says

    Yum!! I actually think your photos are even more appealing than the original! I love your twist on the recipe too…I’m super tempted to try this out (:

  30. Claudia says

    I made the Tiramisu Brownies but something went wrong. All the cheese sank to the bottom of the chocolate brownie and it was a thin layer of it on the bottom. I am not sure what could have done this. I did followed the recipe. Do you have an idea what I did wrong

    Thank you,

    Claudia

    • says

      Hi Claudia,
      I have made those brownies several times and have never had a problem with the cheese swirl. For the cheese to sink it has to be heavier than the brownie batter, and in this recipe is definitely not.

      Roxana

  31. Katie says

    These turned out okay. JUST OKAY. I don’t have a fancy stand up mixer, so I have no paddle attachment. This I think was my downfall. My brownie mixture was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to fluffy. I should have just folded everything in, rather than using my hand mixer. The mascarpone layer was like water, no spreading was needed, I just poured it over the fluffy brownie layer. Because it was like water the dollops of brownie on top did not spread but sank and I ended with a big brown mess on top. Because of all the air, they puffed up way past the edge of my pan. Oh I should have used semisweet chips cause I used milk and it made them really light colored. It had more of a cake consistency than brownie and the cheese layer somehow became sandwiched in the middle of the between the so called brownie layers. It was still eaten but definitely did not get the rave reviews that I normally get. This recipe may need to be stored away until I can afford a kitchen aid.

  32. says

    Roxana, the tiramisu brownies look absolutely devine!! Oh how I would love one right now–making this weekend :-D. ♡love the site ☆ and all the yummy treats!

  33. Dhivya says

    Your Tiramisu Brownies look divine. I have been wanting to make this ever since I laid my eyes on it. I was wondering if I use the store bought egg whites only, will I get the same result? I don’t want to end up with 8 egg yolks.

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