Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

You all know that I love baking from scratch. It’s one of my favorite activities and so therapeutic to me. There are times though when I need to pull a dessert together really fast. Maybe last minute guests call to say they want to come by or there is an event I forgot I needed to bring something to. So I always keep a couple of cake and/or brownie mixes in my pantry to save the day when that happens. I usually have ingredients on hand to help dress them up and make them seem completely homemade too. This week I decided to use the strawberry cake mix in my pantry to make the most simple and amazing strawberry chocolate mascarpone brownies. It came together so quickly and easily!

All of the ingredients for my strawberry chocolate mascarpone brownies just came together in my mixing bowl with some good old elbow grease and my wooden spoon. It became really thick and sticky and really reminded me of a delicious version of silly putty.
Then I just pressed that thick batter into my really well greased 8 x 8 pan. I liked this size because it made the brownies thick enough without being enormous. I like really puffy, thick brownies that I can sink my teeth into.
Once the strawberry chocolate mascarpone brownies cooled, I drizzled melted chocolate on top in thick stripes. It didn’t look like much in the pan I admit, but when I cut them they looked like really cute zebra stripes on top.

I loved how easy these babies were to make. They didn’t require much equipment or measuring so I was able to put them together and clean up relatively quickly before I let them sit to completely cool. When I tried one I was really happy with the mouthfeel the mascarpone gave them, and the little hit of sweet acidity from the balsamic I used. It was a fancy looking dessert without the fuss for any last minute shindig! Hope you all love them too, xoxo

Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
5 from 1 vote
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These are such simple and amazing strawberry chocolate mascarpone brownies with a strawberry cake mix perfectly dressed up for a fun dessert! 

Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • cooking spray for the baking pan
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish really well with cooking spray. Then use good old elbow grease and a mixing spoon or an electric hand mixer to completely mix the cake mix, mascarpone, canola oil, egg and balsamic together in a large mixing bowl. It will be extremely thick and sticky, almost like silly putty. Press the batter into an even layer in the prepared pan and bake it for 30-35 minutes, until golden around the edges and completely set in the center. 

  2. When the brownies are finished baking, let them cool for at least 1/2 an hour. While they cool, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are completely melted, stirring after each time you microwave them. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled brownies in thick stripes. Then let them cool completely and the chocolate harden. You can even chill them in the refrigerator a little to speed this up. Cut them into 16 equal squares and serve! These keep for a couple of days too in a sealed container. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 24.8g 8%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2.8g 6%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies
Strawberry Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

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