An energizing and chocolatey twist on your next coffee break — Cocoa Coffee Brownies “Caffeinated Brownies.”
I have heard it said that coffee truly does enhance the flavor of chocolate. But even if it didn’t, I think somehow I would still manage to combine them together in some form or facet. I rarely bake anything chocolatey without adding a little espresso and this recipe is no exception.
Brownies are my go-to recipe when I need to “bake something really quickly.” I always have the ingredients on hand and they are so simple to whip up in a flash. This recipe is one that I love eating and love sharing.
Here’s the recipe:
Cocoa Coffee Brownies “Caffeinated Brownies”
- 1/2 c oil
- 1/2 c flour
- 1/3 c cocoa powder
- 1/3 c white sugar
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 T espresso (or 2 espresso packets with 3 T hot water)
- 1 egg
Pre-heat the oven to 375F
Grease an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.
Whisk together the oil and the sugar until well combined.
Then add the eggs one at a time, whisking in between each addition.
Add the vanilla extract and espresso and whisk.
Then add the flour and cocoa powder in 2-3 batches, whisking well between each addition.
Pour into the greased baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.