Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mmmmmocha Brownies

Pioneer Woman never, ever lets me down. I was craving chocolate and found this recipe for mocha brownies from her first cookbook. Friends, these mocha brownies are incredible. I could have licked both the frosting bowl and the brownie bowl clean. Since I know you want to make them right this second, here are the ingredients: (Or if your Dad loves chocolate like mine does, he would love you forever for making these for him for Father's Day!)

For the brownies-
Four 1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks of butter (yes I know, but it's worth it)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Mocha Icing-
2 sticks butter, softened (yes you really do use 4 sticks of butter for this recipe)
5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 to 3/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature

Start by preheating the overn to 325 then spray a 8 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray.

Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt it in 30 second increments. Set aside to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar then beat in eggs. Drizzle in the melted chocolate while the mixer is on a low speed. Then add the vanilla extract and mix.

Add the flour and continue to mix until just combined.

Pour the batter into your greased baking pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Let brownies cool completely before icing.

To make the icing combine butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla in large mixing bowl.

Mix until slightly combined then add the coffee and whip until icing is desired texture. Add more coffee if icing is too thick...icing should be light and fluffy.

Ice the cooled brownies. Spread the icing on thick and refrigerate until icing is firm.

I promise it is worth the whole 4 sticks of butter!


According to Jax said...

These look fabulous!!!

Kristen said...

just was looking through her cookbook again last week and saw these! I am so looking forward to making them, even more now that you loved them! :)

Anonymous said...

You know if a recipe has large amounts of butter, it's gunna be good. Hehe :) Seriously though, these look amazing!

Becca Moss said...

Looks soooo yummy!

Carrie said...

I need to try these! I have her first cookbook and my goal is to make every single recipe in it one of these days. I have only tried a handful, but I have loved all of the ones I've tried!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

She really never does let us down! :)

Kira said...

Yum! I have actually only made brownies from a box. I have never done it from scratch before! Is there a big difference?