Espresso brownies with espresso frosting

Espresso brownies with espresso frosting – Rich, sweet, chocolate brownies with a strong coffee flavor covered with silky smooth espresso frosting

Espresso brownies with espresso frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Rich, sweet, chocolate brownies with a strong coffee flavor covered with silky smooth espresso frosting

Chocolate for breakfast. Or chocolate with your 3 o’clock pick-me-up coffee. I’ve been there. Trying to keep my eyes open early in the morning while making myself a cup of coffee and there it was, that leftover piece of chocolate tempting me before I even pour the steaming coffee and have a first sip.

Or mid-afternoon when all I want is to lay down to take a nap. I need a pick me up, usually a sweet treat to keep me going until the end of the day.

Today I have the perfect recipe for those days. Say Hello to espresso brownies.

Espresso brownies with espresso frosting from Roxanashomebaking.com Rich, sweet, chocolate brownies with a strong coffee flavor covered with silky smooth espresso frosting

Rich, sweet, chocolate-y with a strong coffee flavor. Keep away from kids, this a grown-up treat. To make it even more grown-up you could add a little bit of coffee liquor to the frosting or even a tablespoon or two to the brownie batter.

This recipe was originally published on Jen’s blog

Espresso Brownies 

Espresso brownies with espresso frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: one 11X7" baking pan

Rich, sweet, chocolate brownies with a strong coffee flavor covered with silky smooth espresso frosting

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 5 1/2 ounces unsalted butter (1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons)
  • 4 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Frosting
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold black coffee
  • 1 cup powder sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan put the butter and chocolate and place over medium heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
  2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 11x7 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl add the 3 eggs and the sugar and start mixing on low-speed slowly increasing to medium until the eggs become pale and thicken. Without turning the mixer off, stir in the warm chocolate.
  4. Add the coffee extract and espresso powder followed by the unsweetened cocoa and all-purpose flour.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before frosting them.
  6. To make the frosting, cream the butter, espresso powder and cold coffee in a mixing bowl slowly adding the powder sugar. If needed add more cold coffee or sugar until you reached the desired consistency.
  7. Spread over the cooled brownies. Cut and enjoy!
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Roxana

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Comments

  1. says

    I love that fact that you put the espresso in both the brownies, AND the frosting!!! This coffee lover is pretty much loving this recipe…..and would enjoy them anytime of the day too:-) Hugs, Terra

  2. says

    Oh my! I love your idea of espresso brownie. With this espresso frosting! For sure will wake me up in the morning (cos I would definitely look forward to waking up to this beautiful treat). Oh, and of course, I can’t skip my mid afternoon pick me up either! I gotta try this recipe soon!

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    You had me at Brownie…but then to see all the espresso in these. YUM! These are a gorgeous and delicious sounding brownie!!!

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