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Mocha Brownies with Coffee Frosting


"These are the best brownies that I've tasted. Got this from a friend at work and now I make them all the time."
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1 h 15 m servings 126 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen brownies)


  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt shortening and 1/2 cup butter in a small pan over low heat; pour melted mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir cocoa into butter mixture until well combined, followed by sugar. Dissolve 4 teaspoons instant coffee with hot water in a small bowl; stir into cocoa mixture. Whisk eggs into batter, one at a time, beating each egg in thoroughly before adding the next. Stir flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and salt into batter just until moist. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake brownies in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Add confectioners' sugar to mixture and beat until creamy using an electric mixer on medium speed. Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee with milk in a small bowl; add to frosting. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Frost cooled brownies.

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  1. 18 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

These had great flavor, but just a bit too cakey for me. Personal preference.

Most helpful critical review

The brownie itself needs some work... doesn't have much flavour :( Although the frosting is quite good. I'd give the frosting 5 stars!

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These had great flavor, but just a bit too cakey for me. Personal preference.

A real crowd pleaser! Made a few of my own twists though :) also very good as a cinnamon blondie with French vanilla coffee frosting!

The brownie itself needs some work... doesn't have much flavour :( Although the frosting is quite good. I'd give the frosting 5 stars!

DISCLAIMER: I only made the frosting I was searching for a mocha or coffee flavored frosting in order to frost the chocolate slow cooker cake (also from this site). It turned out well. Next ti...

Too sweet and too cakey, but the frosting was delish...although, come to think of it, I had to add about a half of the coffee called for because my brand of instant is very powerful!

I have a huge sweet tooth & these are wayyyy too sweet! The flavor is good but its like I'm eating spoonfuls of pure sugar.....this coming from someone who eats chocolate pancakes for breakfast!

11 16 17 ... Good brownies, better frosting. These had that funky firm top layer that makes cutting clean pieces almost impossible; okay, impossible. 'Looks like a road after an earthquake. G...

I made these in a 7x11 pan which did change cook time, but i started at 30 minutes and checked for consistency every 7 minutes or so. They came out fudgy in the middle, chewy on the outsides, an...

These were really good. I don't know why people thought they were cakey- With the high concentration of fat and lack of leavening, I don't see how they had any choice but to be fudgey. And th...