Cappuccino Brownies
20 min
1 hr 20 min



1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

2 teaspoons hot water

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 tablespoon espresso powder and hot water in bowl; stir to dissolve. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-7 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in espresso mixture, sugar and vanilla. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake 33-38 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 teaspoon espresso powder and 2 tablespoons milk in bowl; stir to dissolve. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled brownies.

  6. STEP 6

    Melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

  7. STEP 7

    Drizzle chocolate over frosting; swirl with toothpick or knife for marbled effect.


9Fat (mg)
34Cholesterol (mg)
95Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  May 11, 2013

Best brownie recipe I have ever made, and most delicious brownies I have ever eaten. LOVE them! I also used instant coffee instead of espresso mixture and they turn out just as great. Anytime I have to make a special dessert for anything I always make these- and people always love them! (as long as they like coffee) Make sure not to over bake these though- they are gooey in the center even when they are finished, so the toothpick does not come out totally clean. BUT f you don't like fudgey gooey brownies just bake them a few minutes more, and they'll be less gooey, just don't super cook them and burn them. Overall the best brownie ever! (I would eat the whole pan if I could!) Delicious!

— says TheSkinnyChef
  May 02, 2011

When making these, I only had instant coffee as opposed to espresso and they still turned out delicious. No other alterations to the recipe - great as is. Will definitely make these again. Another commenter has it right, "Grown-up tasting brownies"!

— says Anne K.
  June 25, 2009

I don't want to say how good or how easy this recipe is. I'll enjoy my exclusive till others catch up. Truly exquisite!

— says Dante
  February 11, 2009

Wonderful. Grown up tasting brownies.

— says SHARON
  November 02, 2008

"Yummy!" I make cookie platters for Christmas and these are "a must" on them! "Impressive"

— says Beth
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