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Cappuccino Cake Brownies Recipe

Cappuccino Cake Brownies Recipe

If you like your sweets with a cup of coffee, this recipe is good for you! These no-nut brownies combine a mild coffee flavor with the richness of semisweet chocolate chips. They're a quick and easy dessert or anytime snack at our house. —Mary Houchin Swansea, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee in water; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, melted chocolate and coffee mixture. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 brownies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Cappuccino Cake Brownies

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LizCav User ID: 3150703 244416
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Very good. Easy to make. Great treat for the colder weather. Pretty sweet. I think next time I'll try it with 1/2 dark or bittersweet chocolate. Cinnamon was not obvious, nice subtle flavor."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 228790
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I recall making these brownies when they were first featured in Taste of Home! My adjustments were as follows: I'd used 1/4 cup boiling water. For dry ingredients, I'd used 1/2 tsp. salt along with the other dry ingredients. I'd greased and floured my baking pan used! These brownies were really good! Thank you for sharing with Taste of Home! delowenstein"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 55279
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"not "amazing" but very good and easy to make."

pricey22 User ID: 6310474 204343
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I'm the cook, my girlfriend usually bakes but I tried these out and they were pretty easy. I used a k-cup from my Keurig for the coffee. Used a French Vanilla one and it was good. Don't really know if made any difference but they were good."

eveann78 User ID: 3260585 36853
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"I I didnt expect such little amount of coffee to add such flavor! Very yummy and very light! Thanks!"

sway User ID: 2606047 30886
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"These sound so good ! 

Peg, How much cappuccino powder did you add ?  That is what I want to do, we love cappuccino.

PegFrith User ID: 2448274 79537
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"I made these and my boyfriend, who does not care much for chocolate, loved them! I made a second batch and substituted instant mocha cappucciono and I loved those!"

carol1935 User ID: 3405541 122083
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"These Brownies were yummy!! Not a one left. I added chopped nuts and that was good since we really enjoy nuts."

Roberta39 User ID: 2886529 87720
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I love the addition of coffee with the chocolate. I had to add 1/2 c. chopped walnuts. Very moist and delicious."

catlac User ID: 122114 87654
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I didn't think it had too much chocolate, but I did think it was too "cakey" and not as moist as other brownies."

ilenemona User ID: 2019010 100491
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"The slight combination of coffee and cinnamon made these brownies so yummy. I had to make a second batch as my family ate the first batch so quickly."

monicahorn User ID: 2349739 79962
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I made this and added more cinnamon which wasn't a good idea because it cut the coffee taste. All in all it is a good brownie but too much chocolate for my taste. I would definately make it again but I'd probably cut 1/3 of the chocolate pieces."

jhae User ID: 34127 89681
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I used Splenda and added some ground flax seed. Would be really good served with sugarfree icecream while it is warm. Great flavor, texture was a bit odd (I think from the flax). My picky husband eat half."

vammie User ID: 2689170 87652
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Chocolate chips are measured by 6 oz chips fills a one cup measure."

patstan User ID: 2821633 122065
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Great the coffee flavor!!


bashful2 User ID: 2116382 48404
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Is this a typo? Shouldn't 1 cup of the chocolate chips equal 8 oz?"

mlintvedt User ID: 189403 36260
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"M-m-m-m, Yummy. Nice and chewie. I loved them."

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