Heavenly Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

As a barista, I understand the importance of a good cup of coffee. Whether it’s to kickstart your day or for a midday treat, coffee has become an essential part of our daily routine. But have you ever thought about incorporating coffee into your desserts? More specifically, your brownies?

I am excited to introduce you to my recipe for dark chocolate mocha brownies. These brownies are the perfect combination of rich dark chocolate and bold coffee flavor. The instant coffee granules elevate the taste of the brownies and create a unique and decadent experience.

Not only will these brownies satisfy your sweet tooth, but they will also provide a caffeine boost that we all crave. Plus, they are easy to make and require only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

So why not try something new and create delicious chocolate mocha brownies? Trust me, once you take a bite of these fudgy brownies, you’ll never want to go back to regular old chocolate brownies again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies
Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe – A love affair of chocolate and coffee that will make you feel alive with every bite. Imagine sinking your teeth into a rich, fudgy brownie, infused with espresso powder for that jolt of coffee flavor. Then, imagine being transported to a whole new level of indulgence as you bite into bittersweet chocolate chunks, melting sensuously on your tongue. These dark chocolate mocha brownies are not just any ordinary brownies – they are bursting with deep flavors and textures, making them the ultimate chocolate dessert.

If you’re a fan of anything chocolate, then these brownies are the perfect treat for you! The combination of dark chocolate and coffee creates an irresistible taste that will keep you coming back for more. As a barista and chocolatier, I know that coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and this recipe perfectly combines the two.

Not only are these mocha brownies easy to make, but they also use simple and familiar ingredients like butter, eggs, sugar, flour, salt, cocoa powder, and instant coffee granules. You can whip them up in no time and impress your family and friends with a decadent dessert that is sure to please. Moreover, this recipe is very versatile – you can customize it by adding nuts or substituting the bittersweet chocolate chunks with milk or white chocolate chips.

These chocolatey treats are perfect for satisfying your cravings anytime – be it late-night munching or hosting a party. They’re great for gatherings where people can enjoy them alongside their favorite beverages like milk or coffee. You’ll surely love how the espresso powder enhances the flavor of the bittersweet chocolate chips, making every bite rich in depth and complexity.

In conclusion, these dark chocolate mocha brownies are entirely worth trying not only because they’re quick and easy to make but also because they’re delicious! So come on over to the dark side, and indulge in these rich fudgy brownies. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it!

Ingredient List

 Dive into chocolate heaven with these delectable Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies!
Dive into chocolate heaven with these delectable Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies!

Before you start preparing these dark chocolate mocha brownies, you will need to gather all the ingredients. Make sure you have all of them in your kitchen to avoid any last-minute panic. Below is a comprehensive list of everything you will need to make these rich fudgy chocolate desserts.


  • 1 cup (225 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup (80 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (10 grams) instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup (175 grams) dark chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

You may substitute the dark chocolate chips with mocha dark chocolate for an enhanced coffee flavor. With sour cream and confectioners’ sugar, you can also prepare a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting to top the brownies. Make sure to get high-quality ingredients for the best results!

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in a brownie that'll have you shouting
Indulge in a brownie that’ll have you shouting “yum!” from the rooftops.

Now that we have covered the basics, it’s time to finally get into making these delicious dark chocolate mocha brownies. Below are detailed instructions on how to make this rich and decadent treat.


Before starting, let’s go over the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). [^1]
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch (23×33 cm) baking dish with some butter or baking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, instant coffee granules and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt into the same bowl of wet ingredients.
  5. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold in the dry ingredients until just combined – do not overmix.
  6. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and use a spatula to smooth out the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.


Serve these delicious dark chocolate mocha brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for an extra indulgent treat. They can also be served at room temperature or chilled. These always make a great addition to any party or gathering, or even as a dessert after dinner.

With this recipe, you can bring out the rich flavors of chocolate, and the decadent aroma of coffee in every bite. Enjoy these fudgy brownies with your loved ones!

[^1]: Note: Oven temperatures may vary. Be sure to check that your oven is at the required temperature before baking.

Substitutions and Variations

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this mouthwatering Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this mouthwatering Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies.

As a coffee and chocolate lover, I understand that you may want to customize the recipe to fit your taste. Luckily, this Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe can be easily adapted to your desired variations and substitutions.

Here are some substitutions and variations that you may try:

– Vegan variation: If you follow a vegan diet or have an egg allergy, you can substitute the eggs with 2 tablespoons of flax meal mixed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes until it thickens before adding it to the recipe.

– Gluten-free variation: If you’re gluten intolerant, replace the all-purpose flour with almond flour or a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix. Make sure to check for gluten in the other ingredients such as instant coffee granules.

– Espresso variation: For an extra kick of caffeine, swap the instant coffee granules with espresso powder or freshly brewed espresso. You can adjust the amount according to your preferred strength.

– Triple Chocolate variation: If you’re a true chocoholic, add some chocolate chunks or chocolate chips into the brownie batter along with the bittersweet and dark chocolate.

– Buttercream Frosting variation: To make these brownies even more decadent, add a layer of buttercream frosting on top. Simply mix 1 cup of softened unsalted butter with 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules until light and fluffy. Spread it over cooled brownies and sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.

With these variations and substitutions, you can create your own version of these delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies. Don’t be afraid to experiment and let your taste buds lead the way.

Serving and Pairing

 Close your eyes, take a bite, and let the rich flavors of dark chocolate and coffee transport you to paradise.
Close your eyes, take a bite, and let the rich flavors of dark chocolate and coffee transport you to paradise.

When it comes to serving and pairing the dark chocolate mocha brownies, there are countless options that pair well with the rich fudgy texture and bold coffee flavor. These brownies are perfect on their own as an indulgent dessert or snack, served warm or chilled. However, if you’re feeling fancy or want to impress your guests, there are a few delectable combinations to consider.

One classic pairing option is a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, which creates the perfect balance between the dense brownie and light, refreshing ice cream. The coolness of the ice cream complements the rich chocolate and enhances the overall flavor. Another great pairing option is with a hot cup of coffee or espresso. The combination of chocolate and coffee is irresistible, and this mocha-inspired recipe allows for an extra layer of coffee flavor in every bite.

For those who prefer a more decadent dessert option, try drizzling melted chocolate or chocolate ganache over the top of each brownie. The additional chocolate better satisfies any sweet tooth cravings. If you prefer something fresh and tangy, consider serving sliced strawberries or raspberries on top for a fruity twist that cuts through the richness of the chocolate.

In summary, there is no shortage of delicious combinations for serving these dark chocolate mocha brownies. Whether you stick to the classics or get creative with toppings, these bold and rich fudge brownies will delight any lovers of chocolate desserts. Enjoy them on their own or paired with your favorite beverage, fruit or sweet topping!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Experience ultimate chocolate bliss with these gooey and irresistible brownies.
Experience ultimate chocolate bliss with these gooey and irresistible brownies.

Once you’ve made these decadent chocolate mocha brownies, you’ll want to make sure they stay fresh and fudgy until the last bite. Here are some tips on how to store and reheat your brownies so that you can enjoy them whenever you like.


If you’re a busy barista, it’s always helpful to make dessert ahead of time. Luckily, these mocha brownies are great for preparing ahead of time! Once baked and cooled, just cover tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep this way for up to 5 days.


To keep your brownies fresh and tasty, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Just make sure they are fully cooled before storing them. Brownies can also be frozen for longer storage. Wrap each individual brownie in plastic wrap or freezer-safe bags and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.


There’s no better way to enjoy these mocha dark chocolate brownies than straight out of the oven but reheating them properly is key! Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place your cold brownies onto a lined baking tray. Then, cover loosely with foil and heat for 5-10 minutes, depending on how warm you like them. Alternatively, microwave individual portions for 20 seconds each using a microwave-safe dish.

Remember that reheating methods may result in slightly different textures so experiment with different methods to find what works best for you!

With these storage and reheating tips, your mocha dark chocolate brownies will taste just as amazing as they did when they were first baked!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These heavenly brownies are the perfect treat for a cozy night in or a special occasion.
These heavenly brownies are the perfect treat for a cozy night in or a special occasion.

As a barista and avid baker, I’ve learned that baking is both an art and a science. To make the perfect batch of Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies, you’ll need to follow the recipe carefully, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure your brownies turn out perfectly every time.

Tip 1: Use High-Quality Ingredients

The quality of the ingredients you use can make all the difference in your finished product. Make sure you’re using high-quality bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and instant coffee granules for the richest flavor. Try to use dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids.

Tip 2: Melt Your Butter and Chocolate Carefully

Melt your butter and chocolate separately using a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Avoid melting them in the microwave, as this can cause the chocolate to seize. Stir frequently and make sure not to overheat them, as this can cause the butter and chocolate to separate.

Tip 3: Don’t Overmix Your Batter

Once you add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients, mix everything just until it’s combined. Overmixing the batter can result in tough and dry brownies. Use a spatula or wooden spoon during mixing. Also, don’t forget to fold in those chocolate chips at the end, for extra texture.

Tip 4: Add Espresso Powder for More Intense Flavor

If you’re looking for an even more intense coffee flavor in your brownies, add an extra tablespoon of instant espresso powder to your batter after adding your coffee granules.

Tip 5: Let Your Brownies Cool Completely Before Slicing

To get those clean and even slices of brownies, let them cool completely before slicing – this might mean waiting for up to an hour. You could also pop them into a fridge or freezer for slicing easier. You can serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, with whipped cream or even with some chocolate buttercream frosting.

Following these tips will ensure you have the best possible results for your dark chocolate mocha brownies recipe. Remember, baking is a science, but it’s also one of the most fun and rewarding activities you can do in your kitchen. Practice makes perfect, so don’t forget to experiment along the way!


As a barista, I have encountered various inquiries from coffee enthusiasts about different types of coffee drinks. The same goes for this Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe. Similarly, there might be some questions that might come up while making this recipe. In this section, I have answered some of the most common questions about making these rich and fudgy brownies. So read on to find answers to your queries and bake delicious chocolate desserts with ease!

What does adding coffee to brownie mix do?

By incorporating coffee into brownie batter, the chocolate flavor is enriched and intensified, similar to how adding espresso to chocolate desserts enhances their flavor.

Is dark chocolate better for brownies?

To achieve decadent and vegan dark chocolate brownies, dark chocolate is the key ingredient. Traditional brownie recipes usually require an abundance of sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. Consequently, such recipes contain a high amount of fatty and moist animal-based ingredients, such as butter, eggs, and occasionally, gelatin.

Does adding coffee to brownie mix make it better?

Are you looking for a way to bring your brownies to the next level, and make them lusciously rich? Consider replacing the water in your recipe with coffee. You may have heard that coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and it’s true! In fact, skilled pastry chefs often incorporate espresso and coffee into decadent chocolate desserts and treats.

What dark chocolate is best for brownies?

When crafting your brownies, it’s crucial to opt for top-notch dark chocolate chips to obtain exceptional flavor. Although sugar-free dark chocolate chips can be utilized, keep in mind that the Brownie’s surface won’t have that eye-catching shine we all love. Ensure you mix the melted butter and chocolate chips together until the blend is smooth and fully melted.

Bottom Line

Now that you have the recipe for these delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies, all that’s left to do is make them and share them with your loved ones. Trust me, they are absolutely irresistible!

By using high-quality dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, coffee granules, and other ingredients, your brownies will turn out rich and fudgy with a strong coffee flavor that is perfect for any chocolate dessert lover.

Even if you’re not a fan of coffee or mocha, I still urge you to try this recipe! The combination of flavors might surprise you and end up becoming your new favorite.

Follow my tips and recommendations for perfect results and don’t forget to make the recipe your own by adding different types of toppings or experimenting with different substitutions and variations.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of these decadent brownies and indulge in their triple chocolate goodness. Your taste buds will thank you!

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

"Dark chocolate is a favorite around our house, so these frosted brownies are a hit. I came up with this treat by reworking a recipe I've used for a long time." This is from taste of home.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 60 brownies
Calories 99.8 kcal


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4-3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces grated bittersweet chocolate


  • In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add coffee and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine the butter, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Gradually stir in sugar until frosting is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 28gCalories: 99.8kcalCarbohydrates: 15.1gProtein: 0.9gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 56.8mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 12.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Sweet
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