Few coffee dessert recipes can be enjoyed by chocolate and coffee lovers alike but nothing says the best of both worlds like brownies. From my kitchen to yours here is the best mocha brownie recipe around.
Ingredients and Whatnot
- 1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 c. sugar
- 4 one ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 5 c. powdered sugar
- 2 sticks softened butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. room temperature, brewed coffee
- Spray an 8- inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Begin making brownie batter by placing chocolate squares in microwavable bowl and melt in short (20-30 second) increments being careful not to burn. Let cool.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs.
- Turn mixer to low and slowly mix in chocolate. Add flour and mix until just combined, being careful not to overdo it.
- Pour batter into greased pan.
- Spread mixture evenly in pan and bake for 45 minutes or until center is firm (for those of you who like brownies a little more "chewy" bake 38-40 minutes).
- Let brownies cool completely before applying icing.
- While brownies are cooling begin the icing by combining butter, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.
- Mix until just combined then add coffee and whip until the icing resembles the consistency of any leading brand canned icing. If icing is too thick more coffee can be added in small increments until it is light and fluffy.
- Apply icing to cooled brownies in a thick layer and refrigerate until icing becomes firm.
- Cut brownies into squares and serve with or without coffee flavored ice cream and a little chocolate syrup. You now have the perfect combination of coffee and chocolate in one amazingly indulgent dessert.
This is the best recipe I have ever used for brownies and add the mocha icing to the mix and it simply a decadent dessert that has been transferred from friend to friend and tweaked and adjusted until it has reached a level of perfection you won’t believe. It is a complicated recipe but for the experienced baker it is an absolute delight to make and enjoy over conversation with good friends.
This was a guest post by http://www.becomeapastrychef.com/ a website dedicated to informing it’s readers on pastry education.