Friday, January 27, 2017

Brownie Tiramisu

Missy Tippens

Sounds amazing, doesn't it? This is a recipe my daughter found on Facebook and made while home for Christmas. I don't have but one photo! But I thought I'd share. She said it was really yummy. I resisted trying it. :)

Click here to see the original on Tasty on Buzzfeed.

My daughter served this in Mason jars.
The brownie layer:
1 boxed brownie mix (Duncan Hines dark chocolate is our favorite)
1/3 cup espresso or really strong coffee
1/3 cup canola oil 
1 egg
The cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream 
1/2 cup powdered sugar
16 ounces mascarpone cheese (good luck finding this at the grocery LOL)
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Combine brownie mix, egg, liquid coffee and oil. Mix well. 
Pour batter onto a parchment lined 10" × 15" baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Mix together mascarpone, espresso powder and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream and gradually add in powdered sugar. Gently fold in mascarpone cheese.
Take the brownie off the baking sheet and cut out as many circles as you can. My daughter used the lid of the mason jar.

Place the brownie circles and cream in the jars, alternating layers, with the cream on the bottom. 
Chill for an hour or so. Dust with a bit of the espresso powder.
Okay, so our wasn't the neatest looking dessert, but it turned out yummy (that's second hand info of course). :)


  1. This looks delicious! And I love the mason jars. Instant parfait, right?

    I had the most amazing gluten-free tiramisu made by Meg Brummer a couple weeks ago. I could have eaten the entire thing! But she also had a problem with the presentation - it didn't set up. She also said that it took all afternoon and SEVERAL dish-washing shifts to make it. So, no, I won't be sharing her recipe. ;)

    But the lesson to be learned here it that when it comes to tiramisu, presentation is nothing. It's the taste that counts!

    1. Mmmmmm! I love tiramisu!

      I'm glad you liked mine, Jan! This one looks a LOT easier though. And it could easily be made GF if you buy a GF box mix for the brownies!

      I'd love to pass on my recipe(s) for the one I made, but I would NOT recommend it unless you really have nothing better to do with a whole day and don't mind doing LOTS of dishes! And then are willing to wait another 12 hours for it to set up before you dig in.....ha!

      I think I'll be going with Missy's recipe from now on...

    2. Boy, Meg, your recipe does sound complicated! We thought this one took plenty of time. LOL

    3. Jan, you're right. Seems you could just crumble it all in a bowl and it would still be good. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I have to try this! Of course, I'm going to have a bunch of my kids just wanting a brownie in a jar. LOL

    1. Virginia, you may want to look for decaff! LOL

  3. Sorry I missed this yesterday, Missy. It's been a couple of really late nights at work.

    One advantage of living in NYC, you can find pretty much any ingredient somewhere or other. Looks delicious!

    I love when we learn from our daughters!

    1. Yes, she's always finding new recipes on FB and Pinterest for us to try! :)