Tiramisu Brownies

What a week. Between more issues with the bambino and school, coming down with the Cold-That-Never-Dies (according to other people at work who have it), having to have 5 dozen cupcakes ready for two separate bridal showers on Thursday evening and finally deciding to actually purchase myself a premium theme only to have it fall flat and not format as I would like (And no, what you now see is NOT the theme I bought, although it is a new theme–I’ll explain it in a bit)…Things just have sucked lately. So I decided (even though we have a ton of extraneous cupcakes floating around the house) to make something decadent and fun. Tiramisu Brownies.

Tiramisu BrowniesI love Tiramisu, and while scrolling through Facebook a week or two ago, came upon a recipe for Tiramisu Brownies from My Baking Addiction. I had ladyfingers I’d bought that were just hanging out in the cupboard, and thought they’d be perfect for these.

Tiramisu Brownies 2I tried to eat two of them, but they’re so rich, I could only handle one. Which is fine. The less I eat right away, the longer these will last!

Yield: 24

Tiramisu Brownies

Tiramisu Brownies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


For the Brownies:

  • 1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C extra light olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 C strong-brewed coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. Kahlua

For the Mascarpone Topping:

  • 8 oz. (1 block) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 package of ladyfingers


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan, and set aside. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, cocoa powder and olive oil. Stir occasionally until butter is melted. Remove from the heat, and stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour.

Spread all but 1 cup of the batter in the prepared pan, and set aside.

Place the ladyfingers upside down on top of the brownie batter, pushing into the batter slightly.

Combine the coffee and Kahlua together, and brush over the tops of the ladyfingers. Use all the coffee, so they are completely saturated.

In another mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mascarpone, sugar, egg whites and vanilla. Spread the cheese mixture over top of the lady fingers.

Drop the remaining cup of brownie batter by spoonfuls over top of the mascarpone layer, and using a knife or toothpick, swirl together. Bake the brownies for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is almost set and the brownies pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

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But that shouldn’t stop you from making your own batch of Tiramisu Brownies! I briefly thought about taking some of these into work and sharing with a few people…But y’know, I think I will be selfish with these and eat them myself!

Tiramisu Brownies 3So, the theme. No, this isn’t the one I purchased Friday night. I’ve been looking at upgrading for awhile, and for whatever reason, I got it into my head that a premium theme meant big bucks. Tramplingrose doesn’t make enough money (yet!) to warrant me searching out a local designer to totally overhaul everything, but once I started looking into premium themes, I realized they’re much more budget-friendly than I thought. I drop more than I paid for this theme on cupcake liners sometimes! I found one I really liked and kept coming back to, so finally I decided to take the plunge and buy it.

Anyone who knows me knows that for something major, I will research the hell out of it before I buy. I tried to research this particular theme, but there’s virtually nothing out there on it. I went ahead and bought it anyway, and uploaded it and went to format it the way I liked…And unless I decide to teach myself CSS in the next few months, I don’t know that I’m going to be able to. I tried to get in touch with the seller, as well as the company I purchased it through, but apparently blog issues never happen over the weekends, and I’m still waiting to hear back from both. Basically, I think I’m out $50, which sucks. I shouldn’t just assume that I won’t hear back from either the seller or the company…More than likely, I’ll have my issue addressed tomorrow. I will say, though, that if I don’t have a response by Tuesday morning, I’m demanding my money back (an exercise in futility, I’m sure).

Since I was in the mood to update Tramplingrose, I went looking for another theme, and as it so happens, the designers at Catch Themes happened to be hosting an anniversary sale, so I got myself the Catch Box Pro theme at a discount (I had just enough money left to purchase it). MUCH more user-friendly and easy to format…I’m one who has no problem with cutting/pasting bits of code or editing short codes, but that’s the extent of my web design/coding knowledge. And I don’t have the photographic memory of my husband, who could read the CSS guide I have over the weekend, and by Monday, know what he’s doing. This is a guy who taught himself PHP for the heck of it. I am nowhere near that gifted. So, while I feel a little foolish and silly for blowing through $50, I’ve at least made a little more of an investment in my blog. Expect minor changes over the next week or so…I’m still tweaking everything to get it “just-so,” and I have a few other things I’m planning on adding here and there. If there’s anything you notice that isn’t working or seems to be missing, please let me know!

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