Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Brownies with a kick! These are quick to prepare and i find that the coffee and chocolate enhance each other.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brownies: In a medium sauce pan combine granulated sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and instant coffee.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts.
  3. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla.
  5. Beat lightly by hand to combine.
  6. Be careful not to over mix.
  7. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  8. Stir in walnuts if you are using them.
  9. Spread the batter into a greased (9x9x2 in) baking pan.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 24 minutes, or until set.
  11. Cool pan on a rack.
  12. Frosting: In a mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
  13. Add cocoa powder.
  14. Gradually add 1 c.
  15. of the confectioners sugar and beat well.
  16. Slowly beat in 2 tbs of the milk and the vanilla.
  17. Slowly beat in remaining sugar.
  18. Beat in additional milk, if necessary, to make the frosting spreading consistancy.
  19. Once brownies are cooled, spread frosting over brownies.
  20. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

Turned out very good but would like more coffee flavor so may add more next time.

adopt a greyhound April 23, 2010

VERY good ! I also used instant espresso, and included 2 TBSP BLACK cocoa -- made them dark rich and yummy. Had a Senior Moment when I started and had melted TWO sticks of butter, but had already stirred in the sugar, so just increased everything and made 2 batches. Did not use icing -- just topped with powdered sugar. Will be making these again soon.Thanks for posting, Kleigh.

NurseJaney April 17, 2010

Yum, we loved these! I made as written except instead of using instant coffee granules I used instant espresso granules for a stronger coffee flavor. In the ingredient list for the frosting there's no cocoa amount listed, but I used about a 1/4 cup. Thanks for sharing your recipe we'll enjoy again! :)

Breezytoo May 18, 2009