What You Need:
(Makes: 3 dozen)
For the Brownies:
12 ounces of semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup of butter, softened
1 & 1/3 cups plus 1/4 cup of sugar, divided
1 cup of cake flour
1/4 cup of instant coffee granules or espresso powder
For the Filling:
2 cartons (8 ounces each) of Mascarpone cheese
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking cocoa
What to Do:
STEP 1) In a large microwave-safe bowl or in a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth; cool slightly. Beat in butter. Gradually beat in 1 & 1/3 cups sugar. Add six eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
STEP 2) Combine the flour and coffee granules; add to chocolate mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined; set aside.
STEP 3) Make the filling: in a small bowl, beat the cheese, vanilla, remaining sugar and eggs until smooth.
STEP 4) Pour half of the chocolate batter into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining batter, spreading evenly to completely cover filling.
STEP 5) Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with cocoa. Cut into squares. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
STEP 6) Enjoy!