Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

"Dark chocolate is a favorite around our house, so these frosted brownies are a hit. I came up with this treat by reworking a recipe I've used for a long time." This is from taste of home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add coffee and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For frosting, combine the butter, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Gradually stir in sugar until frosting is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Most Helpful

5 5

I'm all about the dark chocolate. So delicious, simple, and people-pleasing; even without the frosting they are absolutely wonderful. Once, I even made the mistake of using baking soda instead of powder, and they were STILL good! I use the freeze-dried espresso powder from King Arthur Baking Company, and it works like a charm.

5 5

These were fantastic: moist and dense, chocolatey with a definite discernable coffee undertone. I was looking for an unfrosted mocha brownie, and this worked perfectly - I skipped the frosting. I substituted semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chopped chocolate (used about a half cup). I cooked about a half hour; they looked a little underdone when I took them out except at the edges, but a toothpick only brought a damp crumb up (look out for the chocolate chips when testing!). This is a keeper - the kind of thing you might have a bit of with coffee at a fancy restaurant.

5 5

These were very good. I didn't add frosting to them, and they were still fantastic and moist with lots of rich mocha flavor. Never had a brownie with instant coffee in it before, but now I will be making these a lot. Thanks for a great recipe!