Homemade Brownies made with a delicious blend of chocolate and coffee that come together in the batter to make a rich, decadent brownie you're going to love! Let me show you how easy it is to make another easy dessert for your family in only one bowl.
I never realized how easy it was to make homemade brownies until I started my blog. Before blogging, I always made them from a box mix.
Besides this recipe for Homemade Brownies with Coffee in the Batter, I have a few other homemade brownie recipes on the site. Chocolate Cadbury Brownies ispopular around Easter. And there's the recipe for Homemade Peppermint Brownie Mix I shared with you over Christmas.
Homemade Brownies with Coffee in the Batter
Adding coffee to brownies enhances the chocolate flavor. Coffee brings out a more intense flavor in the chocolate which will result in a richer brownie.
It's perfectly okay to experiment with the amount of coffee you add to the brownie batter. Just be careful not to add too much as it will change the liquid ratio to dry mixture ratio.
For this recipe, it's best to use leftover coffee, however you can use fresh brewed coffee as well. Just allow it to cool before adding it to the batter.
Can you add Coffee to Packaged Brownie Mix
Yes! Just don't add the water called for on the box label. In other words, replace the water with coffee and you have a delicious different flavor of brownies ready to serve to your family. You can also add a tablespoon or two of instant coffee granules and use the water called for on the back of the box.
Main Ingredients Needed:
Exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!
- Cocoa Powder; unsweetened for baking
- Coffee - preferably day old. I made my coffee a few hours before baking. The longer the coffee sits, the stronger it will become.
Step 1 | Combine the Ingredients
- Melt the butter, cocoa and coffee in the microwave.
- Then stir in the remaining ingredients.
Step 2 | Prepare the Pan for Baking
- If you’ve been a reader of this site for awhile, you know how much I love using parchment paper. In particular, I love these Parchment Baking Sheets. For awhile now I’ve been using them to line baking trays when I bake bar cookies and brownies.
- I especially like lining loaf pans for making pumpkin bread.
- They make it extremely easy to remove the baked goods from the baking dish without sticking. I find that using clips or even old clothespins helps to keep the parchment paper in place while you’re filling the loaf pan with the batter.
Step 3 | How Long to Bake Brownies
- Pour the batter into a 11X7 baking pan that's been lined with parchment paper. You can also bake these brownies in a 9X13 baking pan but the brownies will not be as thick.
- Bake the brownies in a preheated 350°F degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
- Another way to test to see if the brownies are baked all the way through is by using a Digital Meat Thermometer. The temperature for baked brownies should be 180 degrees. I haven't tried this method yet, but I am going to soon.
Step 4 | Cutting Brownies without them Falling Apart
When I was first married and started baking, I always had a problem slicing brownies. Probably because I was impatient and started slicing as soon I pulled the brownies out of the oven.
I mean, who doesn’t want warm brownies fresh from the oven? But that’s not how you should slice brownies if you want nice slices or if you don't want them to fall apart.
If you follow these easy tips, you’ll have perfect, evenly sliced brownies every time:
- After the brownies have baked, allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. But not on top of the stove, okay? The stove top is still warm from the heat of the oven.
- Remove the brownies from the pan using the overhang of parchment paper.
- Set on a baking rack or cutting board to cool completely before attempting to slice. Patience is key!
- The real secret to perfectly sliced brownies is to use either a serrated knife or a plastic knife!
- If you’re still finding it difficult to slice the brownies, dip the serrated or plastic knife in hot water first.
Step 5 | Serving Tips
Serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar if desired. These brownies are the perfect blend of chocolate and coffee!
Tried any of my recipes? Let me know in the comments!
More Easy Dessert Recipes:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cookies
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies - made with a cake mix
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- Chocolate Brownie Cake with Homemade Chocolate Ganache
- ¾ cup cocoa powder; unsweetened for baking
- ½ cup day old coffee
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 12 tbsp. butter or 1 ½ sticks
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the coffee, butter and cocoa powder.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and melt on low in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted making sure you stir in between.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and add in the remaining ingredients.
- Stir well to combine.
- Pour the batter in an 11X7 baking pan that's been lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
- Let cool slightly before cutting.
Place a plate over the bowl as you melt the butter in the microwave to control the butter from splattering and making a mess.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2012 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!