You know what makes chocolate even more chocolate-y? Coffee! It adds a nice depth of flavour, balances some of the sweetness and makes the dessert even better! Trust me!
I love baking brownies and have a few variations of the classic one on the blog. An easy way to amp up the brownie is definitely by adding some good ol’ coffee to the mix! Dark, intense, fudgy and divine – these are a must-try!
Along with the usual butter, cocoa, flour, sugar, egg and chocolate, add some coffee with hot water to make this beauty. It’s super simple!
The fudginess comes from the melted chocolate as well as the water (which has coffee in it) and the inside of these brownies are incredible! Moist, rich but not too sweet.
The batter is a little less thick than normal brownie batter because of the water, but the final result is as brownie like as possible 😀
Once they have cooled down, slice them and get cracking! You won’t be able to have just one! Company is helpful – else you might realised you’ve polished off the lot by yourself. Trust me, I came close!
Add some ice cream on top if you so desire, but I personally prefer these as is. Store them in an air tight container and you will have a ready energy-boost, pick-me-up dessert at hand for a few days 🙂
Make a batch soon! It’ll be worth it!
225g dark chocolate – chopped
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
4 tbsp hot water
3/4 cup (90g) flour
2 tbsp (12g) cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
- Melt the butter and chocolate together either in a microwave (30s bursts) or over a double boiler. Let it cool to room temperature
- Mix the water and coffee and let it cool slightly
- Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease and line a 9 inch baking pan
- Whisk the sugar and eggs for 2-3 minutes till light and fluffy
- Mix in the vanilla extract and melted butter+chocolate
- Pour in the coffee and mix well
- Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt. Fold in to the wet batter till just combined
- Transfer the batter to the pan and spread evenly
- Bake at 175C for 28-30 mins. When a tester comes out with a few bits of fudgy brownie, you know it’s ready
- Cool to room temperature and then slice