Mocha Brownies

Mocha Brownies created by Breezytoo

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

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  • Brownies: In a medium sauce pan combine granulated sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and instant coffee.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts.
  • Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat lightly by hand to combine.
  • Be careful not to over mix.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in walnuts if you are using them.
  • Spread the batter into a greased (9x9x2 in) baking pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 24 minutes, or until set.
  • Cool pan on a rack.
  • Frosting: In a mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add cocoa powder.
  • Gradually add 1 c.
  • of the confectioners sugar and beat well.
  • Slowly beat in 2 tbs of the milk and the vanilla.
  • Slowly beat in remaining sugar.
  • Beat in additional milk, if necessary, to make the frosting spreading consistancy.
  • Once brownies are cooled, spread frosting over brownies.
  • Cut into bars.
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"Brownies with a kick! These are quick to prepare and i find that the coffee and chocolate enhance each other."

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  1. 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.
  2. adopt a greyhound
    Turned out very good but would like more coffee flavor so may add more next time.
  3. NurseJaney
    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.
  4. Breezytoo
    Mocha Brownies Created by Breezytoo
  5. Breezytoo
    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! :)
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