Fudge mocha brownies

Aimee Fortney

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Chocolate and coffee, the perfect flavor combination!

Fudge mocha brownies

Sometimes you don't have the chocolate bars on hand to whip up a batch of brownies. However, if you keep cocoa in your pantry, these are easy to make, anytime! Flavored coffees are a delicious addition to these brownies, because you can play around with all of the flavors and really make your brownies unique. A little bit of coffee/espresso/instant coffee goes a long way to complementing any of your chocolate baking, so play around until you find your favorite coffee flavor, then enjoy the sweet marriage of coffee and chocolate! Also, keep plastic knives around, as they are the best utensil for cutting the perfect brownie.

Fudge mocha brownies

Makes 12-15 brownies


  • 15 tablespoons cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 tablespoons butter, diced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons instant flavored coffee
  • Pinch of salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat water to a low simmer (not boiling) for a double boiler preparation.
  2. In a bowl that you will place over the simmering water, mix cocoa and vegetable oil together.
  3. Next add the diced butter, whisking until the chocolate mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk sugar, flavored coffee, salt together, then whisk into chocolate mixture, then add the vanilla.
  5. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time to chocolate mixture.
  6. Stir the chocolate chips into the flour, then add the flour (and chips) to the chocolate mixture.
  7. Grease a 9 x 9-inch pan with butter and pour batter into pan.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 21 minutes for more chewy brownies. Let cool, then cut with a plastic knife.

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Aimee Fortney
Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Aimee can be seen on Nashville’s WSMV and you can read her blogs, recipes and funny, “Not the Perfect Cook” adventures as she strives to keep families out of the drive thru, cooking at home (on a budget) on her website, wwww.aimeefortney.com and follow her on twitter, @aimeefortney.