Mascarpone Brownie Cups

Layers of brownie and creamy coffee mascarpone filling. 

Prep Time:
30 minutes 
Ready In:
1 + hour 


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup Tre Stelle® Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ tsb baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Chocolate Coffee Brittle 

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped coffee beans
  • 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate, melted

Coffee Mascarpone Filling

  • 1(250g) container
  • Tre Stelle® Mascarpone Cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 cup whipped topping, divided
  • For the brownies, preheat oven to 350F.
  • Coat a 13×9 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Line the pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk melted butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Whisk in Mascarpone cheese until well combined.
  • Add vanilla extract, eggs and coffee continuing to whisk until smooth.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir just until flour has disappeared.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Once cool, refrigerate until ready to assemble.
  • While the brownies are baking, prepare the chocolate coffee brittle.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Stir coffee beans into melted chocolate and spread evenly onto the parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm and break into small pieces.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • For the coffee mascarpone filling, in a medium bowl, whisk mascarpone and icing sugar together.
  • In a separate small bowl, dissolve the instant coffee in boiling water, cool slightly and add to the Mascarpone whisking well.
  • Whisk ½ cup whipped topping into the mixture until combined.
  • Fold remaining ½ cup whipped topping into the coffee mascarpone filling.
  • To assemble, using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut the brownies into rounds and slice them in half horizontally.
  • Place one half of the brownie in the bottom of a glass serving cup.
  • Top with 2 tablespoons of coffee Mascarpone filling over the brownie.
  • Garnish with the pieces of brittle.
  • Can be covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.