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  • The Best Brownies

    filed under: Brownies on May 8, 2018

    Look no further for the perfect brownie.  These brownies have the signature brownie cracked top, a dense, fudge-like interior and a rich and delicious flavor.


    The Best Brownies

    I know, saying these are the “best brownies” is a badge of honor that I am claiming for myself.  I have made a lot of brownies, I mean A LOT.   This is by far my favorite version so I feel like I’ve earned it.  You can search high and low for the right combination, or you can stop here and follow the directions.  I’m giving away the secret recipe today folks.

    Brownie Recipe
    The secret?  Coffee.  Pour yourself a cup and continue reading.  I will explain it here.  Whether you like coffee or not, caffeine does something amazing to brownies.  Caffeine (specifically in dark coffee or expresso) enhances the flavor of chocolate and boosts the richness of the brownie without adding a coffee flavor.  So simply put, the coffee makes your brownies taste brownier.  Science.


    The Best Brownies

    So to recap, go make these and then tell me how amazing they were.  If you need a few other ideas for your brownie arsenal, I have also tried (and succeeded) in making beer brownies, triple layer brownies, peanut butter brownie caramelitas, and a brownie mix so you can keep trying different recipes over and over!

    4.72 from 7 votes
    The Best Brownies
    Prep Time
    25 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Brownies
    Servings: 9 people
    • 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
    • 3 tablespoons (32.6 g) butter unsalted
    • 3 tablespoons coffee
    • 1 1/2 cups (265 g) chocolate morsels semi-sweet
    • 2 eggs room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup (120 g) flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

    2. Brew a cup of coffee. You will only need 3 tablespoons in this recipe. (Enjoy the rest!)

    3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, and coffee. Cook over medium heat until boiling.

    4. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.

    5. DON'T BE WORRIED if chocolate looks like it's seized, it will relax when the egg is added.

    6. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.

    7. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. (Don't overmix)

    8. Pour into a parchment lined 8x8 pan, sprinkle with chocolate (optional).

    9. Bake 20-25 minutes. Start checking at 18 minutes if you want OOEY GOOEY brownies!

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    Sweet Heavens !

    Can you use expresso powder and if so, how much? I don’t drink coffee, so I have none at home and honestly wouldnt know how to make it. Thank you! Love watching you on facebook!

    I LOVE the pan used for these brownies – where can I get one?

    I have been baking brownies a lot because my daughters love it so much. But I have never put coffee in it. I will try to follow your recipe.

    I am wondering how you can bake the brownie cracked top . it is because of sugar, isn’t it? I just notice that my brownies won’t be cracked top whenever I reduce sugar from 220 g. (according to the recipe) to 170 g. approximately. I think 220 g. make brownies too sweet.

    Could you please give me the suggestion?

    Have made the ding dong cake numerous times, and it is the best cake ever. Just made Baker’s brownies, they look awesome.

    I’m baking these now. They’ve been in the oven for 35 minutes, and they still are not nearly set. They smell wonderful, but they are taking much longer to cook than the recipe suggests.

    I live in Colorado – do I need to adjust the recipe for high altitude?

    Hi.. I just want to know if i can make this in the microwave as i do not have an oven??? And if yes, are the timings the same?? Please advise, thank you

    I just made this brownie recipe. It is the best brownie I have ever tasted. I guarantee I will make these over and over again. Box brownies are a thing of the past!

    I love this recipe! 31 weeks pregnant and hade a craving, searched a brownie recipe on facebook hoping my usual cooking groups posts would come up and instead this video was listed ,thought it haaaad to be too good to be true. Followed the think and I was amazed while making it- so amazed that by 8am the next morning the brownies were up. So I made ANOTHER batch. Everyone has been asking me for the recipe since !hands down the BEST brownie recipe!!!!!!!!!

    Can I double the recipe and use a 13×9 pan?

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