Mocha Brownies with Coffee Frosting

Mocha Brownies with Coffee Frosting


"These are the best brownies that I've tasted. Got this from a friend at work and now I make them all the time."


1 h 15 m servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt shortening and 1/2 cup butter in a small pan over low heat; pour melted mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir cocoa into butter mixture until well combined, followed by sugar. Dissolve 4 teaspoons instant coffee with hot water in a small bowl; stir into cocoa mixture. Whisk eggs into batter, one at a time, beating each egg in thoroughly before adding the next. Stir flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and salt into batter just until moist. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake brownies in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Add confectioners' sugar to mixture and beat until creamy using an electric mixer on medium speed. Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee with milk in a small bowl; add to frosting. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Frost cooled brownies.
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  1. 10 Ratings


These had great flavor, but just a bit too cakey for me. Personal preference.

A real crowd pleaser! Made a few of my own twists though :) also very good as a cinnamon blondie with French vanilla coffee frosting!

The brownie itself needs some work... doesn't have much flavour :( Although the frosting is quite good. I'd give the frosting 5 stars!

Too sweet and too cakey, but the frosting was delish...although, come to think of it, I had to add about a half of the coffee called for because my brand of instant is very powerful!

I have a huge sweet tooth & these are wayyyy too sweet! The flavor is good but its like I'm eating spoonfuls of pure sugar.....this coming from someone who eats chocolate pancakes for breakfast!

it was greaaaat

The brownies have a strong coffee flavor and the texture was great! I did think that the frosting was a little too sweet (but I don't care for many frostings for this reason).

Very good! If you like sweet coffee treats you will like these :)

I love love love thses brownies!!!! They are amazing, they have beatiful texture and consitancy the favor is fabulous. Everyone who has tried these, LOVES THEM!!! Would reccomend to anyone!