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Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies

A friend gave me the recipe for these rich cakelike brownies topped with a creamy coffee-enhanced filling and a chocolate glaze. I like to garnish each square with a coffee bean. —Michelle Tiemstra, Lacombe, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, dissolve coffee granules in cream. Add confectioners' sugar and butter; beat just until light and fluffy (do not overbeat). Spread over brownies. Refrigerate until set.
  • In a small saucepan, combine chips and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Cool slightly. Carefully spread over filling. Let stand for 30 minutes or until glaze is set. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 282 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • gina.kapfhamer
    May 29, 2020

    REALLY enjoyed having these as a nice breakfast treat. Becasue it's coffee flavored, so why not?? Will definitely be making this recipe for the next in-person book club meetup.

  • 2124arizona
    May 8, 2017

    A friend of mine loaned me a square baking pan and I returned it to her with these in the pan. They were an instant hit!!

  • destinyworks
    Sep 5, 2014

    Made these last night and was so disappointed. Followed the recipe exactly and ended up with dense, chewy brownies (nothing wrong with that, but about as far from "cake-like" as can be). The coffee cream was definitely too thick to spread, so added 1T+ of cream. It tasted great on its own, but had virtually no flavor once it was on the brownies and covered with the glaze. Much to my surprise, the finished product was mostly flavorless and way too sweet.

  • Peggie0203
    Jul 23, 2014

    Delicious! I made these as written, with the exception of using half whole wheat flour, half white.

  • katlaydee3
    May 5, 2012

    These are delicious brownies. I garnished them with chocolate covered espresso beans. I noticed that I needed to add additional cream to the filling mixture because it was too dry; but other than that I made them as written.

  • sanmcg
    Jan 1, 2012

    I sought out this recipe after paying top dollar for them at a bakery! Awesome...can't ever make enough.

  • cdunks
    Aug 8, 2011

    These were delicious but very messy. Not sure if I did something wrong or what, but the toppings never really set and they definitely didn't look like the picture. But I will still make them again because they were soo yummy!

  • bakerygirl
    May 15, 2011

    We made this recipe at our bakery and it was a HUGE hit. They are delicious and relatively easy to make. Use the best chocolate available and unsalted butter for optimal results. Enjoy!

  • adreamergrl88
    Feb 19, 2011

    Soo good; and very rich! I used evaporated milk in place of the heavy whipping cream and it turned out great. The coffee filling only covered half of my 11x7 in. pan, so I would double next time. Great with coffee ice cream!!

  • mrs_h
    Feb 18, 2011

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