Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cappuccino Brownies

Once upon a time, a father goes to a work party.  He has THESE brownies.  He then begs his partner's wife to send his blogging daughter the recipe.  She gets it.  She makes them.  They are so good, she decides not to share them, but freezes them instead to enjoy by herself one by one.  The end.

Okay, okay... I did share them with my husband, and with friends.  But really guys- these are quite yummy.  AND they are mom friendly!  You can make them in three stages, chilling each stage as you go.

So I was in the middle of making these when my electrician showed up (whoops... forgot he was coming!) so a few less photos, as I was a bit distracted, but the finished product is what we're talkin' about it.  They are DELISH!

Cappuccino Brownies


1/2 cup unsalted butter (*more below)
3oz of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda

Cappuccino Filling:

2 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
1 1/2 tbls whipping cream (*more below)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbls unsalted butter, softened*

Chocolate Topping:

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup whipping cream *

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Grease your 8"x8" pan.

Melt your butter and unsweetened chocolate in a pan.  As soon as they are melted, remove from heat.  Cool mixture 5-10 min.  Stir in sugar and eggs (one at a time) stirring quickly with a wooden spoon.  Lastly stir in your vanilla.

In a small bowl combine your flour and baking soda.  Mix that into the wet mixture, bit by bit until just mixed.

Pour brownie mixture into pan.  Bake at 350 for 30 min.  Cool slightly.  Or... if you are a mom and need to squeeze a load of laundry out of your nap, do that too.  The brownies will be fine! :)

In a separate bowl, dissolve coffee into whipping cream.  In another bowl, cream powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together. Pour in the whipping cream and beat it together... go ahead and sneak a taste.  Yummy!  Spread this over the cooled brownies.  Chill for about an hour.  Or... if you're a mom, until another down moment.

Lastly, in a small pan, combine the chocolate chips and 1/3 cup whipping cream in a pan until melted.  Pour mixture over chilled brownies, as the third and final layer.  Chill again, for about an hour, or until ready to cut and serve.

Oooh La La... they are as good as they look.  And who doesn't need a little coffee kick once in a while?!

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