Coffee and chocolate, the black gold of gastronomy. Two of the titans of world cuisine; one for its smooth texture and sweet aroma of cocoa and the other for its rough texture and strong aroma of freshly roasted coffee. It is well known that chocolate, like coffee, presents a wide and vast repertoire of ideas and recipes for the preparation of different salty and sweet dishes. And the coffee brownie is undoubtedly one of those magic combinations.
Therefore, we present you the recipe for the coffee brownie. A dessert that will take your palate to another level of Nirvana. If you consider yourself a brownie fanatic and you haven’t tried this delicious variety yet, I can assure you that after preparing this dessert, you’ll take this flavour bomb to your top 5 of chocolate candies.
The secret of a good coffee brownie is its ease and simplicity in preparation because, as it does not contain chemical yeasts such as baking powder or baking soda, it is not as fluffy as traditional cakes. For this reason, the coffee brownie is characterized by being juicier, more humid and, above all, with a deep chocolate flavour.
Now, imagine the exquisite taste of coffee together with the chocolate prepared in a brownie, it’s a bomb of aromas and sensations that enhance the dessert in a perfect balance, it provokes you, doesn’t it?
Besides being a delicious snack for those heavy afternoons, you will only need 60 minutes, 20 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook.
Ingredients of the coffee brownie
The ingredients for making the coffee brownie recipe are largely the same as those for any pastry recipe. In this case we put the amounts for a brownie on a large scale:
For 12-14 portions
- 200 gr. of sugar.
- 300 gr. of dark chocolate for desserts (with a percentage of more than 70% of cocoa).
- 45 gr. of powdered cocoa.
- 200 gr. of unsalted butter.
- 100 gr. of pastry flour.
- 4 large eggs.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- 4 teaspoons of soluble coffee or, failing that, a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
- 1 pinch of salt.
- If you like, you can add to the mixture a handful of nuts or other seeds of your choice or if you want it more substantial, add chocolate chips to the dough (optional).
- 1 orange (optional).
How to make the coffee brownie
Preheat the oven to 175 °C, while greasing and flouring the walls and bases of the square or rectangular shaped mould at our disposal.
In a bain-marie pot, melt the chopped dark chocolate under the fire, mixing it with encircling movements until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
Now, in a container we will begin sifting the pastry flour with the cocoa and the salt, mixing with some sticks until all the dry ingredients are unified. We rest.
Cut the nuts or other seeds of your choice into small pieces and also grate the orange. Set aside.
In another larger container, place the sugar with the butter cut into pieces at room temperature and beat vigorously until everything is unified. Add the eggs and continue mixing. Add the vanilla essence and the melted chocolate. In this step we can use an electric mixer or beat manually with rubber, steel or wooden sticks.
Finally we will pour, little by little, the dry ingredients and the prepared or soluble coffee in the preparation; always with some rods with encircling movements, mixing everything softly, until we obtain a homogeneous coffee brownie mass.
To enhance the taste of the coffee in this easy coffee brownie recipe, we recommend you to prepare a good loaded coffee, espresso-style to give it that roasted, bitter and aromatic taste of a good machine coffee.
At this point you add the grated orange, nuts or chocolate chips, mix them one last time to unify and distribute the seeds or chocolates.
Pour it into the previously greased and floured mould, tapping it to distribute the mixture well inside the container and take it to the oven for an estimated time of 40-45 minutes at a temperature of 180°C. Always watch out that it doesn’t overcook.
To check if our homemade coffee brownie recipe is ready, we just have to prick it with a toothpick in the centre of the mould; if this toothpick comes out with mixture, it means that our sweet still needs to be in the oven longer. If not, remove it from the oven and let the dessert rest on a rack so that the heat does not pass and wet the bottom of our sweet.
Finally, we recommend you to let it cool down very well before cutting it, because just made, this easy coffee brownie will be juicier and somewhat sticky. It can crumble if you are not careful.
To make it clearer how to make the homemade coffee brownie, here’s this video which, although it’s not exactly the same recipe, will serve as a guide:
Low carb coffee brownie
If your diet doesn’t include refined flours and sugar or you simply want to make the recipe with fewer ingredients, the low carb coffee brownie is the one for you.
Ingredients for low-carb coffee brownie
- 4 eggs.
- 1/4 cup erythritol + stevia 1/8 teaspoon (or other sweetener equivalent to 100 ml of refined white sugar)
- 200 gr. of bitter chocolate (70% cocoa).
- 1/4 cup of coffee.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
- 200 gr. of unsalted butter.
- 1 pinch of salt.
How to make the Low Carb Coffee Brownie
In this case, we follow almost the same step-by-step preparation of the previous traditional coffee brownie recipe.
Preheat the oven to 175 °C and grease the rectangular or square mould with coconut flour.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sweetener until the mixture is well aerated. Add the pinch of salt and the teaspoon of vanilla essence.
In a pot, melt the butter with the chocolate, mixing constantly until a smooth, lump-free mixture is obtained. Remove from the heat and set aside.
The previous step can be made easier by using the microwave oven. With short time intervals and constant stirring, you can melt the chocolate with the butter. Add the freshly brewed espresso to this mixture.
Now, mix the chocolate with the eggs, stirring it in a wrap-around way. Finally, bake the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes at 210 °C.
Finally, you only need a good appetite to enjoy your low-calorie coffee brownie recipe. You can enjoy this dessert alone or accompanied by whipped cream, red fruits of the forest (strawberries, raspberries), or with a glass of cold milk. Two delicious and powerful energy options that even less coffee lovers will enjoy.