Mocha Brownies

Recipe by Saralaya
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 9-12


  • 1
    (19 7/8 ounce) box Duncan Hines chewy fudge brownie mix
  • 13
    cup oil (I've been using Enova, supposed to be better for you)
  • 13
    cup water
  • 1 -2
    large egg (one for "fudgy", two if you want the brownies "cake like")
  • 12
    teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 12
    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.