Mocha Brownies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by kleigh83

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

Top Review by AnneG

I have been looking for a brownie using cocoa powder rather than the squares of chocolate and this recipe is the one. I used one of those little Via type packets of instant coffee - I have no idea how much that is compared to the teaspoon in the recipe, but the flavor was exactly what I was looking for. I baked in an 8 X 8 glass baking dish for exactly 24 minutes and they came out with the perfect consistency.

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.

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