Mascarpone And Cocoa Swirl Bars

12 servings
15 min prep time
45 min total time

These heavenly dessert bars from Butter Me Up Brooklyn are rich and chocolaty. Pure decadence! 

Ingredients

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

3 tablespoons hot water

1 teaspoon canola oil

1/2 cup Vermont Creamery Cultured Butter Basket with Sea Salt- 86% Butterfat melted

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8-ounce) container Vermont Creamery Mascarpone softened

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.  Line with parchment; butter parchment. Set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk together cocoa powder, hot water, and oil in small bowl until a smooth paste forms; set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk together melted butter and brown sugar in another bowl. Whisk in egg and vanilla. Add mascarpone cheese; stir until combined.

  • STEP 4

    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl; mix into butter mixture until smooth.

  • STEP 5

    Pour about 3/4 of the batter into prepared pan. Add cocoa mixture to batter remaining in bowl; stir until thoroughly combined. Dollop cocoa batter evenly over top of mascarpone batter. Gently swirl together with a toothpick.

  • STEP 6

    Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store any remaining bars in refrigerator.

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A self-taught baker with a serious sweet tooth, Lillie Auld has been whipping up treats since the age of 10. She writes Butter Me Up Brooklyn! — a baking blog chronicling the creative and sharable treats that make it out of her tiny kitchen. Baking makes friends!