7 Reviews

These were so moist, they were divine! The cinnamon and cayenne pepper really compliment each other, so it was a bit of sweet and hot at the same time. I used the icing sugar for the topping, and it made the brownies all the more tempting to eat.

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Studentchef August 04, 2012

We loved these. So, so good! To us they were a cross between a brownie and cake. Really nice texture and so moist. We loved the subtle heat from the cayenne and cinnamon. I accidentally added the 2 T. of coffee to the batter. These came out so well, that I'll do that again next time I make them. I served them with vanilla bean ice cream. DH commented how good these were with each bite. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Lucky in Bayview October 28, 2012

What a great and easy recipe. The only change I made was that I added a 1/2 teaspoon of the ground ancho chile pepper instead of 1/8 of a teaspoon. The extra heat did nothing to distract from the great flavor. Made this for ZWT8 "Food of the Aztecs" Challenge, which the recipe has both vanilla and chocolate. Made for The Wild Bunch.

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Maryland Jim August 08, 2012

I loved the one-bowl (or pot, I should say) preparation of this recipe. These actually came together very quickly. I used nonstick aluminum foil in the pan, which worked out perfectly. I used ancho chile powder and bittersweet chocolate pieces. I found that the batter did not spread evenly easily in the pan and only needed 23 minutes to bake. I did brush the brownies with the coffee and sprinkled them with powdered sugar. I found the texture to be more cake-like and not as moist as I would have expected. I didn't notice the chile at all but the flavor is a very rich chocolate a pronounced cinnamon flavor. Very nice. Made for ZWT 8.

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JackieOhNo! August 06, 2012

Made this for ZWT. Great taste, definintely not spicy so don't be scared of the cayenne. The chocolate pieces throughout really made a difference. My texture turned out more like a cake than a brownie. I also had to cook significantly longer than indicated.

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sofie-a-toast August 06, 2012

Omg were these good. Love the heat that the cayenne pepper brings to the party. It's a nice little bit of warmth after you have eaten the brownie....so good. What's not too like, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. These rich decadent morsels will keep you smiling and coming back for more. Made exactly as written, garnished with a little icing sugar, wouldn't change a thing. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT 8 --- Food of the Aztecs

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Baby Kato August 04, 2012

Oh, I really like these! If you are concerned about the heat of the chile, please give these a shot. These give just the tiniest hint of spice in the aftertaste, and the flavor is otherwise just rich and delicious brownie! Both of my toddlers devoured them without a problem :). I used coconut oil and actually only used 1 T with success. I also mixed whole wheat and white flour. The best part for me was the coffee on top; I would remove the "optional" on that one! It added just a hint of moisture and flavor that was divine with some cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. Thanks for posting :). Made for ZWT 8: The Wild Bunch.

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smellyvegetarian August 03, 2012
Cinnamon Spice Chocolate Brownies