Rich Chocolate Brownies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat in butter. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to batter and mix well.
- Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- For frosting, combine the cocoa and butter. Combine the water and coffee granules; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in sugar until smooth. Frost brownies.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 257 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Jan 16, 2019
How much confectioners sugar? It doesn't say in the recipe.
Nov 12, 2018
This was a very easy and delicious brownie recipe, that is great for 2 people. I used Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder in both the batter and the icing. I did not use the coffee in the icing, but had to use an extra 1 tablespoon of warm water to make the icing smooth and spreadable. This is a keeper for a quick dessert.
Jan 15, 2018
Yummy! These brownies are moist and chewy with a great chocolate flavor. They were quick and easy to prepare. I only left out the coffee in the frosting because I didn't have any. I think they are great without it!
Jan 14, 2018
I made it and it was good!
Oct 1, 2017
Very good. I did not use the icing because I did not have the confectioners' sugar on hand, but added a few mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter. These satisfied my "need" for chocolate in a big way!.
Feb 28, 2017
I've made this recipe many times and it's absolutely awesome. No changes at all and it's easy peasy to make. The frosting is delicious and I also use it on a chocolate layer cake.....mmmmm!!! Cannot get the stars to rate, but it's a 5 star!!
Sep 18, 2016
Turned out more cake-like than in the picture, but still very good. I skipped the frosting to save on time, so can't really rate that part. I added about a 1/3 cup each pecans and chocolate chips to the batter to fancy it up a bit since I was skipping the frosting. Quick and easy, so you really don't need to buy a mix again!
Jul 24, 2016
Delicious brownies! I did not make the frosting after reading previous reviews, and they were great without it!
Jan 5, 2016
Very rich and moist! Better than any other recipe I have tried. I did not use the instant coffee as we are not into that kind of coffee. I used brewed coffee in place of the water but I did need to add more to make the frosting spreadable just a few extra drops to make it spreadable. My husband really enjoyed these and said he could taste the coffee in the frosting. Make sure you have Ice cream to off set the richness of these brownies. I will make these again.
Nov 13, 2015
Very good brownies! I only added one half a teaspoon of instant coffee to the frosting, and even that was too much - I'd leave it out if I made the frosting again. Actually, I don't care for frosting, period, and I'd rather just make the brownies and leave them unfrosted. These were very soft and delicious, and I'd make them again without hesitation.