Monday, March 29, 2010

Mocha Fudge Brownies

I got this recipe from a message board I used to frequent more than I do now. It got rave reviews and I've probably had the recipe for 2 to 3 years by now. I finally got instant coffee so I decided to give it a try!

Mocha Fudge Brownies
2 tbsp instant coffee granules
1/4 cup hot water
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flour
1 scant cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs

Mix together dry ingredients with a whisk(I used the whisk attachment on my stand mixer). Place chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe dish and heat until butter is melted and chips are stirred smooth. Dissolve coffee in hot water.

Slowly add in butter/chocolate mix. Add in vanilla. Stir in 1 egg at a time until well incorporated. Place in 8 inch pan that has been greased. Bake for 22 mins at 350.

**This orginal recipe also called for 1/4 toffee chips, so you can sprinkle them over the brownie mix before putting them in the oven. They also took a bit longer to cook, you want the toothpick to not come out clean, but you don't want it runny either. You will also want to use a good quality instant coffee, I used a cheap one and well I can't say for sure if I like the taste. Your brownies should be gooey, like the middle is! That's me and overcooking them, but they are still good!


  1. Hey Heather! The original recipe says to sprinkle the toffee chips on top, but after making it the first time I added half the chips before baking, then pulled it out and put the other half on 5-10 minutes prior to the timer going off. It gives it a much more appealing taste and texutre because the chips don't melt into the batter. How did the taste and texture turn out with the applesauce and ww flour? I know they're supposed to be pretty fudgy, so it'd be nice to know how they turned out with the changes.

  2. well kim, i think i over cooked them a bit, so only the dead middle was fudgy. I'll make them again and not over cook them.