Delicious Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting Recipe

Welcome, coffee and chocolate lovers, to my latest recipe article for Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting Recipe! If you’re someone who enjoys rich, dark chocolate paired with a hint of coffee, then this dessert is something you won’t want to miss.

This brownie recipe has been adapted to perfection, and I am confident that it will become your go-to when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe produces fudgy brownies that are so easy to make, no experience necessary! What’s more? These brownies are drizzled with a light and fluffy mocha buttercream frosting that complements the richness of the chocolate flavor perfectly.

As a barista by profession, I understand how coffee can elevate the flavor profile of any recipe. That is why I have added instant coffee granules into the batter to enhance the bittersweet flavor of dark chocolate further. The aroma of coffee fills your senses with every bite making it an indulgence worth experiencing.

Not only are these frosted dark chocolate brownies absolutely delicious but they are also great for any occasion. Whether you’re baking for birthdays, picnics, or simply treating yourself after a long day at work, this recipe is sure to impress other people while satisfying your sweet cravings too!

Are you ready to savor the taste of a perfect marriage of coffee and chocolate in each bite? Then let’s get started and follow me as I guide you through the steps of making this blissful concoction!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies With Mocha Frosting
Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies With Mocha Frosting

I can confidently say that you will fall in love with this delicious recipe for Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting. If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then this recipe is perfect for you!

Firstly, the brownies themselves have a rich and decadent flavor that comes from the combination of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The addition of instant coffee granules only intensifies the richness of the chocolate flavor. What’s more, these brownies are soft, moist, and fudgy, making them the ultimate indulgence.

Secondly, let’s talk about the mocha frosting. This velvety smooth frosting has a subtle coffee flavor that perfectly complements the intense chocolate flavor of the brownies. The frosting is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients like butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and instant coffee granules.

To top it all off, these brownies are incredibly easy to make! You don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment or baking skills to nail this recipe. All you need is a 9×13 inch baking pan plus some basic pantry items like eggs, flour, sugar, and butter.

In summary, this recipe offers up triple chocolate goodness – chocolate brownies infused with instant coffee granules and topped with a creamy mocha frosting. It’s an easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for impressing friends or treating yourself after a long day. Trust me when I say that one bite of these Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting will leave you wanting more!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a decadent treat with these Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies
Indulge in a decadent treat with these Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies

Let’s dive into the ingredients needed to make these indulgent Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting! You’ll need:

For the Brownies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Mocha Frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • Pinch of salt

These ingredients are easily accessible in most grocery stores, and you probably already have some of them in your pantry or fridge!

The Recipe How-To

 Rich, fudgy, and topped with irresistible mocha frosting, these brownies will satisfy any chocolate craving
Rich, fudgy, and topped with irresistible mocha frosting, these brownies will satisfy any chocolate craving

Preheat: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Make the Brownie Batter: Melt 1 cup of unsalted butter and 6 oz of dark chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups of white sugar, 4 eggs, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules until the mixture becomes smooth. Add in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Stir well.

In another bowl, mix together 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients until everything is combined.

Pour the batter into a greased and lined 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs but not wet batter.

Prepare Mocha Frosting: In a bowl, cream together ½ cup of softened butter, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 tablespoon of espresso powder until fluffy. Then mix in 3 cups powdered sugar, 3-4 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until everything is well combined.

Once brownies are cooled, spread frosting over them using an offset spatula. Slice brownies using a sharp knife and serve

Enjoy these delicious Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies With Mocha Frosting!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for a cozy evening in or as a dessert to impress dinner guests
Perfect for a cozy evening in or as a dessert to impress dinner guests

As a barista and baker, I like to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make each recipe unique. This recipe can also be customized to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– For a healthier twist, use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, and substitute 1/2 cup honey for the white sugar.

– If you prefer a lighter brownie, you can use milk chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate chips.

– Try adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into the dry mix to complement the coffee flavor.

– If you do not have instant coffee granules, brew a strong cup of coffee and stir until dissolved before adding it into the recipe.

– Instead of making mocha frosting, try making a cream cheese frosting or whipped cream with added cocoa powder and espresso powder.

– You can also add nuts or dried fruits such as cranberries for added flavor and texture.

Remember that substitutions and customizations may affect the overall taste and texture of the recipe. Be open-minded to experimenting with different flavors, but also be cautious of balancing the right amount of sweetness and bitterness.

No matter which variation you choose, the end result will be a deliciously rich and fudgy brownie with an irresistible mocha flavor – perfect for indulging in your coffee-chocolate cravings at any time of day.

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to lick your fingers clean with this recipe
Get ready to lick your fingers clean with this recipe

Once your frosted dark chocolate brownies with mocha frosting are ready, it’s the perfect time to think about how to serve them and what would pair well with them. You can serve them plain or topped with an extra drizzle of mocha buttercream frosting, whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

As for pairing, you can enjoy these delicious frosted dark chocolate brownies any time of day! They are perfect for dessert after dinner or as a treat during a coffee break in the afternoon. And yes – these brownies also go great with your favorite coffee!

If you’re looking to take the flavor pairing up a notch, try serving with a cup of hot mocha coffee. The combination of the rich dark chocolate flavor and the aromatic coffee creates a decadent and indulgent experience that is sure to please any chocolate or coffee lover.

Alternatively, if you prefer tea over coffee, a warm cup of chai would be an excellent choice as well. The spices in chai complement the bittersweet flavor of dark chocolate beautifully.

Finally, these frosted dark chocolate brownies make an excellent addition to any party or get-together! Whether it’s a potluck picnic or a birthday celebration, these fudgy brownies are sure to be a hit among your guests.

So there you have it – plenty of options for serving and pairing your delicious frosted dark chocolate brownies with mocha frosting. Whether you want to keep it simple or get creative, there is no wrong way to enjoy this tasty treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Made with simple ingredients and easy steps, these brownies are a no-brainer for any baker
Made with simple ingredients and easy steps, these brownies are a no-brainer for any baker

Now, let’s talk about the make-ahead, storing, and reheating of these easy frosted dark chocolate brownies with mocha frosting. Trust me, these brownies taste just as amazing on day three or four as they do on the first day. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time if you have a busy schedule.

If you want to prep ahead, bake the brownies and frost them once they’re completely cooled. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, you can freeze the unfrosted brownie base for up to three months.

When it comes to reheating these frosted chocolate-y treats, there are two options. You can leave them at room temperature for about 20 minutes before enjoying or pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds. Another option is to reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-7 minutes until warmed through.

Now that we’ve covered the best ways to store and reheat these easy frosted dark chocolate brownies with mocha frosting let’s move on to serving suggestions!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The combination of dark chocolate and mocha creates a deep and complex flavor in every bite
The combination of dark chocolate and mocha creates a deep and complex flavor in every bite

As a barista, I know that following the recipe carefully is essential when making coffee drinks. Similarly, when baking, you need to be diligent and keep some tips in mind to improve the quality of your baked goods. Here are my top tips for perfect results when making Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting.

First and foremost, always make sure that you have all the ingredients ready before starting. Baking is a precise craft, and even the slightest deviation from a recipe can affect the result. Measuring out each ingredient beforehand will eliminate any frustration or mistakes along the way.

Secondly, don’t overmix your batter. Overmixing will develop extra gluten in the recipe and cause your brownies to turn out tough instead of fudgy. Mix just enough to combine all ingredients and achieve a uniform texture.

When baking brownies in particular, timing is everything. The edges should be set while the center should still be slightly jiggly when they are done. It’s always wise to check on them five minutes before they are supposed to be done, as ovens can vary greatly.

Always preheat your oven fully before baking brownies or any other baked goods. A preheated oven ensures that your brownies bake evenly and rise uniformly without drying out on top.

For an extra touch of decadence, melt some chocolate chips and spread them over the top of the frosting before it sets. This addition will give your Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting a triple chocolatey goodness that everyone will enjoy.

Finally, let the brownies cool entirely before cutting into them to avoid them falling apart or sticking to the pan. Use a sharp knife to get clean cuts and wipe off between each slice for neater pieces.

Following these simple tips may seem small in scope; however, they make all the difference when it comes to making Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies with Mocha Frosting that everyone will adore.

Bottom Line

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In conclusion, this easy frosted dark chocolate brownies with mocha frosting recipe is an absolute must-try for all coffee lovers and dessert enthusiasts. Not only does it bring together the rich flavors of dark chocolate and coffee in a perfect balance, but it also features a decadent mocha buttercream frosting that will satisfy your cravings with every single bite.

With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, this recipe is accessible to everyone, even those with limited baking experience. Plus, the many substitutions and variations you can make allow you to adapt it to your preferences and dietary restrictions.

So why not indulge in a batch of these delicious frosted dark chocolate brownies and elevate your coffee game? Share them with friends and family over a cup of joe or enjoy them as a sweet treat after a long day. I’m confident you’ll join me in calling this recipe one of your favorite indulgences.

Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies With Mocha Frosting

Easy Frosted Dark Chocolate Brownies With Mocha Frosting Recipe

I adapted this recipe when I was out of vanilla and honey. I left the vanilla out of the brownies which made them taste more like dark chocolate brownies and substituted the vanilla and honey in the frosting for left-over coffee! It's wonderful!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 314.8 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the brownies

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

For the frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon left-over coffee

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, eggs, and butter for the brownies.
  • Beat in remaining brownie ingredients.
  • Pour batter into an 8-inch greased and floured pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • While the brownies are baking, combine frosting ingredients.
  • Frost the brownies while they are still warm.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 78gCalories: 314.8kcalCarbohydrates: 43.8gProtein: 3.2gFat: 15.9gSaturated Fat: 9.7gCholesterol: 78.6mgSodium: 216mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 35.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy
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