Jo Anne Sugimoto


These brownies have mascarpone cheese in it. How wonderful . . . and expensive, too! A great twist on brownies, they are so decadent, you won't believe your taste buds!

★★★★★ 30 votes

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is one of those awesome desserts that you can have just a bite of and feel satisfied. With an intensely dark chocolate flavor, they are practically fudge-like in consistency. So rich, so creamy, so GOOD!


1 c
butter, unsalted
3 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 c
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1/2 c
mascarpone cheese, softened
3 large
eggs, room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp


6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
6 Tbsp
whipping cream
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted


1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prep 8-inch glass cake pan.
2In a small saucepan, melt the butter, bring it to just below a boil, pour the hot butter over the chocolate and let stand for about 30 seconds,then stir till the chocolate is completely melted.
3Sift in the sugar and the cocoa powder.
4With a wooden spoon, beat in the mascarpone, eggs and vanilla, mix till smooth.
5Gently fold the flour and salt into the batter.
6Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
7Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, do a toothpick test and if it comes out clean then it's done.
8Remove the pan from the oven onto a wire rack to cool.
9Place chocolate in a mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream and butter to just below a boil over medium heat.
10Pour the hot cream-butter mixture over the chocolate, let stand for 30 seconds, then stir till smooth.
11Ganache is now ready to spread over the brownies.
12Do not cut the brownies till the ganache is set. It's probably best to refrigerate the brownies first.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American