Brownies have always been one of my favorite desserts, but honestly, who can't say that? This version kicks the typical brownie up a few notches and actually makes it fairly elegant! They are soft and rich from the mascarpone cheese, yet also surprisingly light at the same time. They are nice and fudge-y, and paired with the honey-chocolate sauce they are just absolutely divine.
I apologize for the terrible photos, but I had to take them in very dim lighting at Christmas Eve dinner with my family :).
Mascarpone Brownies with Honey-Chocolate Sauce
recipe adapted from here
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
- 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 baking pan.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Melt the chocolate and 1/2 cup of butter together in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone, 6 tbsp of softened butter, and sugar until combined.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add in the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
- Pour in the melted chocolate and beat until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients, slowly, and mix just until combined.
- Pour into greased pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean, about 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Serve with Honey-Chocolate sauce drizzled over top.
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 tbsp honey
- Heat the heavy cream in a sauce pan over medium heat to a light boil.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is completely combined.
- Stir in the honey until combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to use and then heat over low heat until pourable. Serve over brownies.