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Coffee Cream Brownies Are the Perfect Pick-Me-Up

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Box brownie mix are begging you to play around with the recipe, it's pretty much a blank slate for you to add any of your fav flavors you want!

Coffee needs cream and the brownie version is no different. Chewy fudge brownie topped with a coffee frosting and a dark chocolate ganache will take after meal coffee to a whole new level!


For the brownies:

  • 1 box brownie mix + ingredients required on the box

For the coffee frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • â…› teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar

For the chocolate ganache:

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the brownies according to box directions. Pour evenly into prepared baking dish and bake according to box directions. When done, cool on a wire rack until completely cooled.
  3. To prepare the coffee frosting, in a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and instant coffee granules. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and salt until smooth, then add in the powdered sugar in increments, and then the coffee cream. Beat together with a hand mixer until fluffy, then spread evenly on top of the cooled brownies.
  4. To prepare the chocolate ganache, in a medium bowl combine the dark chocolate chips and heavy cream, then microwave for 30 seconds, stirring until melted. If needed, microwave an additional 15-30 seconds, stirring once more until fully melted and smooth. Spread evenly on top of the coffee frosting layer, then allow to set before slicing and serving.
  5. Enjoy!