Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fudge Coffee Brownies

If you're looking for an interesting twist on a brownie recipe, this is one to try;  Fudge Coffee Brownies. 

What gives this recipe the 'twist' is the addition of cinnamon.  The combination of espresso powder and cinnamon creates an incredible depth of flavor to the chocolate. 


2 sticks unsalted butter
5 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
2 T instant espresso powder
2 C sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
5 large eggs
1 C all-purpose flour
1 T cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack in the middle.  Butter and flour (or use a non-stick baking spray formulated for easy cake release) a 9x13 baking pan. 

Melt butter and chocolate with espresso powder in a heavy saucepan over low heat.  (alternative:  melt together in a heat proof bowl over simmering water) Whisk until smooth.  Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. 

Whisk in sugar and vanilla.  Whisk in one egg at a time until the mixture is glossy and smooth. 

Whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt.  Slowly add to the melted chocolate/egg mixture. 

Spread the batter into the pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs adhering, 25-30 minutes. 

Cool completely before cutting.  Makes 32 (2-inch) brownie squares. 

These brownies cut very cleanly and would make an excellent 'treat' for your favorite Valentine this year!


mike said...

Yum.... who are these for??? Hopefully you saved one for yourself. Thanks for the recipe - they look scrumptious!

John R. said...

Mmmmmmm!!! I'm not a coffee drinker, so this will be the way I get my morning "jolt"!

Kenn said...

They aren't for us... can't have them! I made a batch to take to my aunt and for co-workers. They are SO good! A different chocolate taste with the cinnamon.

Elaine said...

Well, I was wondering what happened to the diet! :) Baking for others really does help when you just have the urge to bake, but can't eat it. They look so good. I'm not on a diet, so I am going to make and try one or two of these. :) Thank you for the recipe!

Elaine said...

I haven't made these YET, but I am for sure! Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I awarded you a "Stylist Blogger Award" via my blog. :) How could I not?!