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Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

Dark chocolate is a favorite around our house, so these frosted brownies are a hit. I came up with this treat by reworking a recipe I've used for a long time. We have six children, and these brownies disappear so fast I sometimes wonder if I actually made a batch. -Linda McCoy, Oostburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 to 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces grated bittersweet chocolate


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add coffee and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. 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.
  • 3. For frosting, combine the butter, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in sugar until frosting is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with grated chocolate. Yield: 5 dozen.

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bwilkin User ID: 3339114 221988
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Much as I love chocolate I found these to be way too sweet. The frosting made them even richer, too rich for me. Won't make again."

kel dehnert User ID: 4315865 22689
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Very rich and delicious. The frosting and mocha brownie are really yummy. This is a highly requested recipe from friends and family."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 30565
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Thank You, Linda, for sharing your recipe. These are excellent!!"

Dizzaster User ID: 5318170 18480
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"People just don't stop asking for these! I've yet to present them to someone who doesn't really like them, even without the frosting! I use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder. The nearly black coloring makes a pretty contrast with the white frosting."

misscamaro88 User ID: 3056165 54136
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"This is my all-time favorite brownie recipe. Even people who don't like coffee flavors love these! They're very moist and they don't crumble. I've made them for many events and they're a tremendous success!"

kel dehnert User ID: 4315865 49005
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009 Edited May. 28, 2013

"Great recipe! I'm making these today for my friends' son who requests them often."

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