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Thursday
Aug192010

Cappuccino Brownies

So, last week we were all "it's been a rough day, we need some chocolate." Ok. So maybe that was at breakfast today too but just go with it...

For these goldi-locked bakers, chocolate chip cookies seemed like not enough chocolate and chocolate cake seemed like not enough chocolate, but brownies sounded just right. Brownies with a caffeine kick. The Cappuccino Brownie. We know, sounds fancy, right?

Now, we use the term "brownie" very loosely here. It's more like coffee-scented fudge. Brownies cooked to that perfect point in between gooey and gross. 

As a result, it would maybe be inappropriate to serve these to guests because they would inevitably be covered in chocolatey coffee scrumptiousness and you'd have to tell them that they have chocolate on their face and then they would, in turn, tell you that you have chocolate on your white shirt and you're thinking "why did I wear white today when I knew I was going to be eating under-cooked chocolate coffee fudge, of course I was going to spill something on it!" So annoying. But Oxy Clean works miracles. Really.

Rather, we recommend just eating these by yourself. The whole pan. With a tall glass of milk. For breakfast is ok too.

Cappuccino Brownies
Makes 36 brownies

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1 pound dark brown sugar
1 ½ sticks (¾ cups) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups  all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 13- by 9-inch baking pan. 

Dissolve instant espresso into 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Set aside.

Heat butter and sugar together in glass bowl over a pan of hot water on the stove or in the microwave until completely dissolved. We prefer the microwave method because it's easier and cleaner. Beat until the sugar/butter mixture is smooth. Add in the dissolved coffee and allow the mixture to cool.

In a separate bowl, sift together baking powder and flour.

Once cooled, add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar/butter/coffee mixture and blend well. Then, stir in the flour mixture until blended and then add the chocolate chips. Turn into baking pan. 

Bake for 25 minutes. These brownies are best slightly under-done. Seriously. Do not even think about over-baking these.

Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving. PS- They are good frozen too. Yum!

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Reader Comments (11)

I love your pictures! They really make me want to try every single recipe you post! Coffee and chocolate is my favourite flavour combination.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLimeCake

Ooooh I've always heard coffee makes chocolate taste even better! And anything described as fudge like is definitely something I want to try!

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes & Dreams

i am so glad i found this blog. it is so beautiful and the pictures are stunning. cappucino brownie are my favorite. i cant wait to try this recipe. thank you for sharing:)

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblackbookkitchendiaries

I CAN NOT wait to try these! Oh holy yum!

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Cappuccino brownies sound like the perfect pick me up! Holding onto this recipe for when I have another one of "those days"...thanks!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaking Serendipity

'Coffee-scented fudge'...this sounds like an amazing brownie!

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIndie.tea

I love when coffee meets chocolate, or vice versa. Thanks for sharing!

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

I do love brownies!! and espresso in them sounds like a wonderful addition! Coffee and chocolate go so well together...its funny I was craving a brownie earlier, now I really want one!
Your brownies looks so very very good!

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

Oh my... those look awesome. I know what I am making this afternoon! Bring on the Oxy Clean.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnd Other Adventures

I want to make this NOW!

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHillary

okay, blue eyed bakers, you have got my attention! i made these brownies and now i am hooked. easy and delicious! i am going to keep trying your recipes one at a time. so far, i've tried 2 and they have both been outstanding!!!!

December 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathie

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