Mascarpone Brownie Cups
Layers of brownie and creamy coffee mascarpone filling.Prep Time:
30 minutes Ready In:
1 + hour Serves:
Brownies 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup Tre Stelle Mascarpone Cheese 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs ¼ cup strong coffee, cooled 1 cup flour 1 cup cocoa powder, sifted ½ tsb baking powder ½ tsp kosher salt Chocolate Coffee Brittle ½ cup coarsely chopped coffee beans 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate, melted Coffee Mascarpone Filling 1(250g) container Tre Stelle Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature ½ cup icing sugar 2 tbsp instant coffee 1 tbsp boiling water 1 cup whipped topping, divided
For the brownies, preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk melted butter, sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in Mascarpone cheese until well combined. Add vanilla extract, eggs and coffee continuing to whisk until smooth. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir just until flour has disappeared. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cool, refrigerate until ready to assemble. While the brownies are baking, prepare the chocolate coffee brittle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir coffee beans into melted chocolate and spread evenly onto the parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm and break into small pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve. For the coffee mascarpone filling, in a medium bowl, whisk mascarpone and icing sugar together. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the instant coffee in boiling water, cool slightly and add to the Mascarpone whisking well. Whisk ½ cup whipped topping into the mixture until combined. Fold remaining ½ cup whipped topping into the coffee mascarpone filling. To assemble, using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut the brownies into rounds and slice them in half horizontally. Place one half of the brownie in the bottom of a glass serving cup. Top with 2 tablespoons of coffee Mascarpone filling over the brownie. Garnish with the pieces of brittle. Can be covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.