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That is the description the Food Network gave these brownies.  The recipe is from The Wire Whisk. I haven’t made them yet. I plan to soon. Mascarpone makes everything “the best,”right? Thanks for sharing this brownie recipe Allyson!


1 cup unsalted butter
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (I might try Scharfenn Berger chocolate for these since I can get it at Target)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
6 tablespoons heavy cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by 8 square baking pan with parchment, leaving at least a 2 inch overhang. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Place the chopped chocolate in a large bowl. Pour in the hot butter and let stand for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Sift in the sugar and cocoa powder. Beat in the mascarpone, eggs, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Gently fold the flour and salt into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Check at 35-40 minutes. it is so easy to overcook brownies. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

While the brownies are cooling, make the ganache. Place the chocolate (6 oz.) in a mixing bowl and set aside. Bring the cream and butter to just below boiling point in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour the hot mixture over the chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture until smooth. Spread the ganache over the brownies while it is still warm. Allow the ganache to set completely before cutting into squares. Once they are cooled completely, use the parchment over hang to gently lift them out of the pan. I cool mine brownies in the refrigerator so this step works out better.