Super Fudgy Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Instant Chocolate and coffee together, yum!! The espresso adds a coffee flavor that compliments the rich, deep chocolate flavor of the brownies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Fold two 12-inch lengths of foil lengthwise so that they measure 7 inches wide.
  4. Fit one sheet in bottom of greased pan, pushing it into corners and up sides of pan; overhang will help in removal of baked brownies.
  5. Fit second sheet in pan in same manner, perpendicular to first sheet.
  6. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. In medium heat-proof bowl set oven a pan of almost-simmering water, melt chocolates and butter, stirring occasionally until mixture is smooth.
  8. Whisk in cocoa and espresso powder until incorporated.
  9. Set aside to cool slightly.
  10. Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in medium bowl until combined.
  11. Whisk chocolate mixture into egg mixture; then stir in flour until just combined.
  12. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spread into corners and level surface with rubber spatula; bake until slightly puffed and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a small amount of moist batter clinging to it, 35 to 40 minutes.
  13. Cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours, then remove brownies from pan using foil handles.
  14. Cut into 1-inch square and serve.
  15. Do not cut brownies until ready to serve, brownies can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated up to 5 days.
Most Helpful

These are so good. They are easy to make on top of it. I plan on making more for the holidays. Thanks for another great recipe Mirjam.

Shari2 November 18, 2002

I love these Cooks Illustrated recipes.

Limer June 22, 2010

These are not sweet brownies. These are dense (not fudgy) and bittersweet. What I expected was a subtle coffee flavor that just sort of warmed the chocolate flavor, but instead it's very strong. This is bitter and rich, not sweet or fudgy. I imagine it would be beautiful with raspberry sauce or dried cherries sprinkled in. As it is, this recipe proved to be a little boring because these brownies don't really stand alone as a sweet snack. In need of some tweaking.

Geca June 05, 2010