Deliciously Rich Frosted Mocha Brownies Recipe

Hey there fellow coffee lovers, have you ever craved a dessert that combines the rich taste of coffee and decadent chocolate? Well, look no further because I am here to share with you my mouth-watering recipe for Frosted Mocha Brownies.

I promise you this dessert will satisfy both your caffeine and chocolate cravings all in one delicious bite. These brownies are super moist, rich, and loaded with flavor that will leave everyone happy and delighted.

And let’s talk about the frosting – trust me when I say that it’s to die for! The mocha buttercream has just the perfect amount of coffee flavor without being too overwhelming, and when paired with our super-rich chocolate brownies, you’re on cloud nine!

These frosted mocha brownies are perfect for any occasion – imagine having these treats at your next dinner party or sharing them with your colleagues during office hours!

So, dust off your mixing bowl and get ready to whip up these amazingly addicting Frosted Mocha Brownies. Get ready to impress everyone with this crowd-pleasing dessert. You won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Frosted Mocha Brownies
Frosted Mocha Brownies

Are you a coffee lover? Do you love chocolate? Well then, this recipe is absolutely perfect for you! These Frosted Mocha Brownies are the ultimate indulgence for any coffee and chocolate lover out there.

What makes these brownies stand out is the combination of three unique flavors- chocolate, espresso, and coffee- all in one bite. The brownies themselves are super moist and decadent thanks to the high-quality cocoa powder used in the recipe. The frosting takes it to the next level with its creamy mocha buttercream that is laced with brewed coffee and melted dark chocolate.

Not only are these brownies rich in flavor, but they are also easy to make. You can whip up a batch within an hour using common pantry ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and unsalted butter. The frosting is even simpler to make as it only requires a few basic ingredients such as powdered sugar, instant espresso or coffee granules, and heavy whipping cream.

These Frosted Mocha Brownies will undoubtedly impress your friends and family alike. So go ahead and indulge yourself in this heavenly combination of flavors that Betty Crocker describes as “chocolate on chocolate with a hint of coffee”. Trust me, once you try these brownies, you’ll never want to go back to plain old regular brownies again.

Ingredient List

 These frosted mocha brownies are a coffee lover's dream come true! β˜•πŸ«
These frosted mocha brownies are a coffee lover’s dream come true! β˜•πŸ«

Time to Gather Your Ingredients!

Before we dive into making these frosted mocha brownies, let’s take a quick look at what you’ll need. Don’t worry, the ingredients are easy to find and may already be in your pantry! Here’s what you will need:

For the Brownies:

  • 1 box brownie mix (18.4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the Mocha Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder (or instant coffee granules)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

This recipe might look a little intimidating but it really is simple once you gather all of your ingredients. So let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 Fudgy and rich, these brownies are a decadent treat for any occasion. 🍫😍
Fudgy and rich, these brownies are a decadent treat for any occasion. 🍫😍

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First things first, we must preheat our ovens to 350Β°F.

Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Step 3: Combine the Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter softened and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar. Then, add in 4 large eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in 5 oz brewed coffee and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Step 4: Mix Both Dry and Wet Ingredients

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.

Step 5: Bake Brownies

Spread the batter evenly into a greased or parchment-lined 9×13 inch pan, then bake it for about 20-25 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

Step 6: Cool and Frost

After baking the brownies, allow them to cool completely before frosting with your choice of frosting. For this recipe, we suggest making a rich and velvety Frosted Mocha Brownie Frosting Recipe using melted chocolate chips or dark chocolate, cream cheese (8oz, softened), unsalted butter (1/4 cup), and powdered sugar (3 cups) and cooled brewed coffee (2 tbsp). Frosting is optional, but we guarantee that it will turn your brownies from amazing to phenomenal. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance between coffee and chocolate, these brownies are sure to satisfy your cravings. β˜•πŸ«
The perfect balance between coffee and chocolate, these brownies are sure to satisfy your cravings. β˜•πŸ«

One of the great things about this Frosted Mocha Brownies recipe is that there are a lot of ways to mix it up and make it your own. Not a fan of coffee flavor? No problem – you can simply leave out the espresso or instant coffee granules. Want to make it even richer and more decadent? You can add dark chocolate chips to the brownie batter before baking.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can try swapping out some of the butter and sugar for unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana. This will make your brownies a little less rich, but they’ll still taste fantastic.

For those who really love coffee, you may want to try using a stronger brew or adding more instant coffee granules to give your brownies an extra kick of caffeine. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you could top your frosted mocha brownies with chocolate covered espresso beans or sprinkle them with cocoa powder.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to making substitutions and variations on this delicious recipe. Keep experimenting until you find the perfect combination that suits your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Treat yourself to a little slice of heaven with these indulgent frosted mocha brownies. πŸ˜‡πŸ«
Treat yourself to a little slice of heaven with these indulgent frosted mocha brownies. πŸ˜‡πŸ«

Ah, serving and pairing β€” one of my favorite parts of any recipe. But before we delve into that, let’s take a moment to appreciate these frosted mocha brownies. Rich, fudgy, and full of deep coffee flavors, these brownies are the perfect choice for satisfying your sweet tooth.

When it comes to serving and pairing these frosted mocha brownies, I recommend keeping things simple. Since the brownies themselves are quite decadent, it’s best to pair them with something that will complement their flavors without overpowering them.

A hot cup of coffee is always an excellent option. Try brewing up a piping hot cup of your favorite blend and sipping on it alongside a freshly baked frosted mocha brownie. The bitterness of the coffee will perfectly offset the sweetness of the chocolate frosting.

If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic beverage option, I highly recommend a glass of cold milk. Nothing beats the classic combination of milk and cookies β€” or in this case, milk and brownies.

If you’d like to take things up a notch, you could try serving these frosted mocha brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The cold creaminess will balance out the warm, rich flavor of the brownie and create a dessert that is unforgettable.

Of course, these frosted mocha brownies are also delicious all on their own. So don’t hesitate to enjoy them as-is β€” grab a fork (or your fingers!) and dig in.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't find a more perfect pairing than mocha and chocolate in this delicious dessert. πŸ˜‹πŸ«
You won’t find a more perfect pairing than mocha and chocolate in this delicious dessert. πŸ˜‹πŸ«

Now, let’s talk about what to do with your delicious frosted mocha brownies once they’re made. First things first: can you make them ahead of time? The answer is yes! These brownies are great for making ahead of time, especially if you’re looking to cut down on prep time when serving them at parties or gatherings. Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

What about storing leftovers? Again, these brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. Alternatively, you can freeze them for up to three months. To freeze, cool the brownies completely and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw the brownies overnight in the refrigerator.

Lastly, reheating your frosted mocha brownies is easy! Simply place the desired number of brownies on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds (time will vary depending on your microwave). Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven at 350Β°F (175Β°C) for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

But what’s my top tip for enjoying these frosted mocha brownies? Heating them slightly before serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! The warm and gooey chocolate paired with the cold and creamy ice cream is a match made in heaven. Trust me on this one – your taste buds will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These brownies
These brownies

Now that you know the recipe and how to make frosted mocha brownies, here are a few crucial tips to keep in mind to achieve perfect results.

1. Use high-quality coffee

The flavor of these mocha brownies heavily relies on a strong brewed coffee. Hence, it’s essential to use high-quality coffee for the best results. You can use espresso for a richer flavor or opt for a lighter roast for less bitterness.

2. Do not overmix the batter

When mixing the ingredients, it’s essential to avoid overmixing the batter. Overmixing will make your brownies dense and heavy instead of moist and light. To prevent this, mix until just combined.

3. Line your baking pan with parchment paper

To avoid sticking, lightly grease your baking pan and then line it with parchment paper. This method will also allow for easy cleanup afterward.

4. Wait for the brownies to cool before frosting

It’s tempting to frost your brownies while they’re still warm, but this can cause the frosting to melt and run all over the place. Give them enough time to cool before adding any frosting or decorations.

5. Add more or less sugar according to your taste

Taste is subjective, so feel free to experiment with the sugar level in both the brownie mix and frosting recipe based on your personal preference.

6. Don’t overbake your brownies

Overbaking your brownies will result in dryness and crumbly texture. Pay close attention towards end of the baking time and be sure not to bake your brownies more than necessary.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll get delicious frosted mocha brownies that everyone will adore!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Frosted Mocha Brownies recipe is definitely one of my favorites as a barista. Its rich chocolate and coffee flavors blend perfectly to create a delicious and super moist treat that will make your taste buds dance and crave for more. With its simple ingredient list and easy-to-follow recipe, anyone can bake it at home and impress their friends and family.

Furthermore, this recipe offers endless possibilities for substitutions and variations, allowing you to customize it to your liking or dietary restrictions. Whether you prefer milk chocolate over dark or have an egg allergy that requires egg substitutes, you can easily adapt the Frosted Mocha Brownies recipe to suit your needs.

Lastly, as someone who loves pairing coffee with sweets, I highly recommend serving these brownies with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or espresso. The combination of mocha and coffee flavors will elevate your taste experience to new heights and create a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth.

In summary, if you love coffee and chocolate, then you have to give this recipe a try! Trust me; it will leave you wanting more every single time. So why not indulge yourself and enjoy the best of both worlds? Go ahead; make some Frosted Mocha Brownies today!

Frosted Mocha Brownies

Frosted Mocha Brownies Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 308 kcal



  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mocha Frosting

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and add sugar.
  • Mix well and add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the chocolate mixture until just combined.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13x2-inch baking pan and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Combine frosting ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Frost brownies.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 74gCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 43.8gProtein: 2.7gFat: 15.1gSaturated Fat: 9.2gCholesterol: 65.8mgSodium: 151.2mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 36.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Sweet
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