Cappuccino Fudge Brownies

Coffee lovers beware--these just may be your downfall! These brownies, made of rich chocolate infused with coffee and a hint of cinnamon, will make you want to invite them to your coffee break--several times a day!

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Brownies

5
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
3/4
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons instant coffee granules or crystals
1
tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
4
eggs
1 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups coarsely chopped pecans

Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
tablespoons brewed coffee

Glaze

1
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1
teaspoon shortening
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In 1-quart saucepan, melt unsweetened chocolate and 3/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in coffee granules and 1 tablespoon vanilla; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar, cinnamon and eggs about 7 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Fold chocolate mixture, flour and pecans into egg mixture just until blended. Pour batter into pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and brewed coffee. Beat until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate with shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally. Drizzle glaze in horizontal parallel lines about 1 inch apart over top of brownies. Immediately draw knife through glaze in straight vertical lines to form pattern. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. For brownies, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining brownies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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