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Espresso Brownies

Why settle for regular brownies when you can enjoy Frosted Chocolate Espresso Brownies??
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28 servings
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley



  • 5 1/2 ounces unsalted butter (1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons)
  • 4 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold black coffee
  • 1 cup powder sugar


  • In a small saucepan put the butter and chocolate and place over medium heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 11x7 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add the 3 eggs and the sugar and start mixing on low-speed slowly increasing to medium until the eggs become pale and thicken. Without turning the mixer off, stir in the warm chocolate.
  • Add the coffee extract and espresso powder followed by the unsweetened cocoa and all-purpose flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before frosting them.
  • To make the frosting, cream the butter, espresso powder and cold coffee in a mixing bowl slowly adding the powder sugar. If needed add more cold coffee or sugar until you reached the desired consistency.
  • Spread over the cooled brownies. Cut and enjoy!


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg