Mock Brownie Tiramisu

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This was a winning recipe featured on The Balancing Act and it was my Mock Brownie Tiramisu.

The recipe is a layered brownie with a delicious instant cheesecake creamy filling, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and topped with fresh strawberries.

With just a few pantry ingredients you can make the easiest chocolate brownie recipe in no time or just use your favorite store-bought mix.

I was inspired to do the contest since I was a huge fan of baker's chocolate and have used it since that was all my mom used in the 1960s to bake with.

If you're a brownie fan you can also try my Layered Peanut Butter Brownies and my fabulous 2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies.

Scroll down to print off this easy winning dessert recipe.

this is a contest winning brownie tiramisu in a mason jar sponsored by Kraft and Bakers Chocolate

this is a contest winning brownie tiramisu in a mason jar sponsored by Kraft and Bakers Chocolate

Semi-Homemade Desserts and TV Video

Seriously the brownie recipe is super easy, but of course, you can use your favorite mix also.

I did make everything ahead of time before I got on the set of The Balancing Act and just reenacted the layering part, you can see my video below.

The whole dessert is so fast and easy and perfect for Valentine's Day tinting the whipped cream pink, it was so festive.

Kraft Foods-Bakers Chocolate Blogger Recipe... by THEBALANCINGACT

this is brownies in a mason jar layered with whipped cream and cheesecake filling topped with chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients You Need To Make

  • brownies
  • instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • cream cheese
  • whipped cream
  • hot fudge sauce
  • The adult version has Homemade Kahula
  • Garnish and Options
  • Fresh strawberries
  • red food coloring for tinting the whipped cream
  • sprinkles

this is myself in a photo making brownie tiramisu for a TV show called the Balancing Act


  1. use a mason jar for layering the dessert
  2. use premade brownies when in a hurry
  3. I used bakers chocolate in my homemade brownies for the best results
  4. you can use whipped topping instead of real whipped cream or sugar-free 
  5. prepacked cheesecake filling can be used or my favorite recipe for eggless tiramisu recipe 
  6. make sure you buy a very good grade brand of hot fudge sauce or make your own

this is my family, son Curt, the woman from Kraft sponsoring this contest my husband Nemo and my brother RIP John Colenzo

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Fun Recipe

This recipe is so easy the kids can help make it and I have even used plastic parfait glasses for a large crowd to serve this, the dessert is perfect for parties.

The whole dessert takes around 10 minutes once you have everything set up unless you make it all from scratch using my yummy recipes.

Hope everyone tries this recipe and let us know how you like them in the comments section.

Mock Brownie Tiramisu

Mock Brownie Tiramisu

Yield: 1
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This was a winning recipe shown on TV on The Balancing Act. The contest was sponsored by Kraft and this was featured on their program. Brownies, layered with Tiramisu and whipped cream.


  • 1 batch of baked dark fudge brownie recipe or store-bought brownies cut up in small chunks
  • 1 Tiramisu filling, recipe ( cheesecake filling can be also purchased in the dairy case in a premade container by Kraft at your local supermarket, or another suggestion is to make Jello instant cheesecake pudding and pie filling found on the grocery shelf by other pudding mixes and add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese to the mix )
  • 1 jar hot fudge
  • For the Adult version add:
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons Kahlua or (more if you like) in 1/4 coffee brewed leftover if you have it sprinkle this on the brownie layer
  • For the Kids version:
  • Sprinkle the brownie layer with a few teaspoons of chocolate syrup, omit the coffee and alcohol.
  • Garnish:
  • Whipped Topping
  • Fresh Strawberries dip each one in Hot warmed fudge
  • Red-colored sugar optional
  • Maraschino cherry juice, strawberry syrup, or red food coloring to color the cheesecake mixture
  • Mason jars for the parfait (shown in photo's) or use any parfait glass


  1. Crumble up the brownies place them in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the cheesecake filling, with your choice of coloring to make it pink or whatever color theme you want.
  2. Sprinkle Kahlua mixed with coffee on the brownie(or make the nonalcohol version for kids)
  3. In the meantime, microwave some hot fudge topping for 30 seconds. Dip the strawberries in hot fudge and set them aside.
  4. Assembly:
  5. In a mason jar or other decorative glass, crumble brownies on the bottom in an even layer.
  6. Top with a few tablespoons or more to your liking of Kahlua/coffee mixture. Spread a few tablespoons of cheesecake filling over the top (Tip: for an even easier method, put cheesecake filling in a ziplock bag and snip the corner off to fill, squeeze on top of brownies) then add the whipped cream.
  7. Repeat, brownie, Kahlua, cheesecake filling, and whipped cream until you get to the top ending with whipped cream.
  8. Place a strawberry that has been dipped in warm chocolate hot fudge and add on the mound of the whipped cream parfait.
  9. Sprinkle the top with any coordinating colored sugar this one is with red-colored sugar... you can tint this any color you want for any Holiday or make a big batch using a very large one bowl glass trifle dish!
  10. Brownie Recipe:
  11. 2 squares( 1-oz each) unsweetened chocolate melted in the microwave or over hot water
  12. 1/4 cup butter
  13. 1 cup sugar
  14. 2 eggs, beaten
  15. 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  16. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  17. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  18. Mix all ingredients together until well blended, around 50 strokes by hand. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes in an 8x8 greased pan. Cool.
  19. For Eggless Tiramisu RECIPE CLICK HERE
  20. Homemade hot fudge sauce:
  21. Hot Fudge Kahlua Sauce1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  22. 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  23. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  24. 1/3 cup water
  25. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  26. 1 tablespoon of Kahlua ( I like to add a little more by choice, omit vanilla add another 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  27. Combine condensed milk, chocolate, and salt in top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water. 
  28. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and the mixture thickens for about 10 minutes.
  29.  Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. 
  30. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla addKahlua. Serve.
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  1. Two fantastic desserts combined in one recipe...brilliant!

  2. OMG! I'm mouthwatering! This dessert is heavenly :) Bye, have a great week

  3. How wonderful! I've gained 5 pounds just looking at it. I like things served in mason jars :)

  4. This looks delicious. One of those desserts you want dive into and not stop until you have licked the bowl clean.

  5. Love these layers of flavors! Very creative, using the tiramisu filling.
    I am saving this one, it is definitely a winner, thanks so much for sharing this and have a great day!

  6. Love your new video features, Claudia!! Great yummy and festive!

  7. You are a temptress.. the most satisfying fudgy, sweet winter dessert to soothe my snowy being.

  8. Oh Yummy! I bet those wonderful jars do make it taste even better! Such a lovely presentation :)

  9. You are such a natural talent, on the video, Claudia! I would not call this droolworthy amazing dessert, "mock" anything! It's very REAL, love your cute Italian mason jar, and the Tiramisu filling, with the brownie, the Kahlua and all that whipped cream, the strawberries dipped in the chocolate fudge sauce...OK, enough, before I get in my car and drive to Orlando (3hrs drive) to have you make another batch...of course, I will bring the WW chocolate bundt cake!
    Maybe we can make this yummy creation of yours with that, and save a few points?!...LOL

  10. I love all your videos! And this tiramisu! Heavenly!

  11. Dear Claudia, This is just a perfect ending to any meal. I love these jars too. I save so many of my jars. Blessings, Catherine xo

  12. Oh man, that looks soooo good! I'd die for one, and yet I will refrain from tempting myself by making it ;)

  13. Wow Claudia I'm big fan of desserts and that combination is to jump of joy! Brownies, tiramisu all that I need :)
    Love the video!!



  14. Yum, now this is a dessert! Everything delicious all in one compact little package. Best part is you can have it all assembled ahead except for maybe the fresh berries on top. I wish I could eat one right now! Very creative! :)

  15. Oh Claudia this is a fabulous dessert!!! My oldest turned 30 today and this dessert I know he would love. He's a huge brownie fan.

    The jars are an adorable idea too. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  16. This is the reason that I seem to fall off my diet wagon straight into delicious dessert puddle :)

    Your dessert looks gorgeous and I bet it taste heavenly, too.

  17. Oh how I wish to have this as my midnight snack:)) Look so tasty! Great video Claudia..and beautiful photos! Congrats on making it to top 9!!!

  18. Claudia- Loved your video, well done. this is a great dessert to share, and the mason jars are perfect. The chocolate brownies, and the tiramisu filling, with Kahlua and more is over the top.

  19. Wow! Sounds and looks amazing. Congrats on Top 9!

  20. What a great dessert. I love all the yummy layers. Great recipe:)

  21. This dessert sounds amazing Claudia!

  22. Congratulations on Top 9 Claudia! Well done! And I really enjoyed the instructional video, I hope it's not weird to say this but I really like the sound of your voice lol. It's soft and comforting. If I weren't dieting I'd totally try this out. Thanks for sharing and congratulations again!! XOXO =]

  23. Congrats on the Top 9! I love anything that comes with a fudgy brownie, and these look amazing!


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