I doctor up my favorite brownie mix- Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge to make this and a couple other variations. This one is my husband's favorite, and mine, as well.... so far - I'm not done fooling around with this! If you like rich mocha flavor, you should enjoy this. The computer wants me to say "Duncan Hines chewy Fudge Brownie" mix, but it's the "Dark Chocolate Fudge" mix I use!
- 1 (19 7/8 ounce) box Duncan Hines chewy fudge brownie mix
- 1⁄3 cup oil (I've been using Enova, supposed to be better for you)
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 -2 large egg (one for "fudgy", two if you want the brownies "cake like")
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coffee extract (optional)
- 2 teaspoons instant espresso (dry)
- I dump the dry mix into a large mixing bowl and add the two tsps of instant espresso to the dry mix.
- In a measuring cup I put the 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup water, then add the vanilla and coffee flavoring, makes it easier for me.
- Add the egg to the dry mix and then all the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Stir by hand, as directed on the box, about 50 strokes - or until there aren't any ( or many) dry lumps.
- Scrape the bowl into a prepared baking pan. The box calls for a 13 x 9 pan, but I spray the bottom of an 8x8 square pan with cooking spray and use that.
- The package calls for a much longer baking time than I find necessary. I use my Cuisinart Toaster/ Oven/ Broiler and it takes 35 minutes at 350 degrees for it to be perfect.
Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe Saralaya. We really enjoyed these decadent treats. The brownies were perfect, light and tender, fudgy and chewy, with an excellent mocha flavor. I frosted them with a whipped cream cheese frosting a little bittersweet frosting, they were wonderful. Made for Spring Pac/12
We had just brought the cattle up from the pastures below this morning for their check-ups tomorrow. While I was preparing the barn for them, my mind wondered off to the distant thought of the brownies I was making later this afternoon by a dear person that had voted for a stupendous town that needed some extra help. I picked this recipe to make because it had all the components that upon devouring them make you feel as though you had indulged yourself in a vat of chocolate and mocha. As I was preparing these with ease, the aroma of the mocha, and the chocolate of the brownies were already calling my name, so I knew, just knew, that these were going to be the highlight of my day. I followed this exactly. Even down to using the toaster oven/convection oven. The timing was perfect, heck the whole recipe is perfection plus. I cut two, ate one, and am sitting here looking the second one in the face. Ah well, I will work it off tomorrow letting the cattle back down to the beautiful, green pasture. But for right now, I have a brownie with the name, "A-N-D-I" printed on it. Lovely! Made to honor you for your contribution to the Village of Lawerencetown NS March 2010