Moist Espresso Kahlua Brownies


kahlua-espresso-browniesOne of my favorite chocolate indulgences comes in the form of these heavenly Espresso Kahlua Brownies; with chocolate, coffee and a hint of Kahlua liquer, there's hardly anyone who could resist these moist brownies! They are soft, cake-like, yet chewy at the same time, just how I like them! Its really easy to make these brownies, and you can experiment with several flavored coffee powders to make a version that works best for you. Though these are a perfect treat any time of the day, the espresso and chocolate make it an ideal choice for breakfast! A piece or two of these ultra-moist and delicious Espresso Brownies will be enough to get you up and running in the morning!

Ingredients
Makes 8-10 brownies - adapted from Epicurious' Kahlua Brownies

1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup bittersweet dark chocolate - chopped
1/2 cup butter (1-stick)
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp instant espresso
1 tbsp kahlua liqueur (optional)
1-1/4 cup sugar (or adjust to your taste)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
confectioner's sugar(optional)- for dusting

Method
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 11 x 7-inch (or 10" square) non-stick baking pan and set aside.

Melt the chocolates and butter over a double boiler & stir until smooth to make a ganache. Then remove from heat and keep aside.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and espresso. In another mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg and vanilla on medium high until light colored, about 2 minutes.

Beat in the chocolate until well combined. Add the flour mixture slowly into the egg mixture until well blended. Finally stir in the Kahlua liqueur. If you like your brownies a bit fudgy, leave it like this; but if you need a more cake-like texture, beat the mixture for another 1 min, to aerate it even further.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 35–40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2 inched from the side comes out clean.

Cool completely, then cut into 8-10 rectangles. Dust them with a sprinkling of powdered (confectioner's) sugar if you like!

Tip: To make clean cuts of the brownie, allow it to cool entirely (about 45-60 mins) once out of the oven. Then use a plastic knife to cut into even slices.

Variations: You can use amaretto instead of kahlua, and use other flavored coffee instead of plain espresso.

Serve these classic Espresso Kahlua Brownies with a hot cup of cappuccino or top them with some whipped cream for a party dessert! Off these go to Dhangitt who's collecting Party Dishes for her daughter's b'day!

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45 comments :

Sujatha said...

Yummy looking brownies.. I'm a coffee lover, and I like the espresso flavored brownies! Sounds delicious :)

Jan Scholl said...

I have been trying for months to find instant expresso. so many grocery stores and nada. where do I get it?

Manggy said...

Oooh, cakey and dense? Like on-the-fence brownies! :) Somehow, I don't think 8-10 pieces will be enough for a sweet tooth like me! :)

diana said...

These brownies look delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe. I want to try and make these brownies for my party this upcoming weekend. thanks again.

Nags said...

the color!! i love it. and even ur pic has a nice tone to it :)

Ben said...

Kahlua and chocolate is a great combination. These brownies look delicious!

Sunshinemom said...

The picture says it all - very tender and tasty looking brownies!

Madhuram said...

The brownies look perfect Mansi, just like we see in bakeries

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

oh wow!! the picture id srool worthy! awesome brownies, mansi!...

Mansi Desai said...

thanks folks! really glad you all liked these, as they are truly wonderful and intoxicating, in a nice way:)

jan - we generally order espresso powders online, but you can find them in certain grocery stores too like Trader Joe;s, World Foods, and any other gourmet coffee store - like Starbucks etc

Miri said...

Looks yummy!

Rachel said...

looks perfect...the pic has a lovely feel!!

Dee said...

mansi, oh.. they look perfcect!!! I havent seen better looking brownies than the ones in the picture..., I use Lavazza , from world market , its pretty decent... love the recipe dear

KALVA said...

oh lovely brownies dear...

delhibelle said...

The brownies look so moist and decadent!

Sangeeth said...

yummy looking mansi...it sure is luring

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, the brownies look just perfect!!!

mitr_bayarea said...

Kahlua brownie reminded me of kahlua cakes, looks even moista nd rich. Am sure they would taste great, as well.

cakebrain said...

These look decadent! I'll bet it's hard to stop at one!

KayKat said...

Any hopes of my healthy eating is so shot now! These look absolutely fabulous - I'm a brownie freak in general, but when you throw in kahlua, that's irresistible!

Dragon said...

I love anything with Kahlua in it. Yum!

bhags said...

the brownies look perfect, yummy and chewy......not a coffee lover but for these can always transform

farida said...

These brownie looks sooo yummy! i have never tried anything with kahlua and the name itself sounds exotic by itself. I can only image how the brownies must be tasting. yum!

Sumi said...

is it possible to make these brownines without eggs?? just not these brownies, anything with eggs, could we substitute eggs with somethinelse?
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. This is one blog i am absolutely in love with. great job, keep going!thanks again!

Mansi Desai said...

nice to see so many espresso and kahlua lovers! kahlua is one of my preferred liqueurs too, and these brownies are the perfect way to get drunk!:)

thanks again for the kind comments!

Mansi Desai said...

sumi - I plan to do a diff post on egg-substitutes sometime later, but for now, here's what you can do:

1. Grind 3 teaspoons flax seeds in a coffee grinder and whisk into boiling water. Leave it to stand for 5 minutes before adding to your cake mixture.

2. Replace using 1 Egg = 2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder & 2 tsp water

3. For this particular brownie recipe, just omit the eggs and use 4 tbsp veg oil. it won't be as soft as one with eggs, but it should be good enough:)

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

that looks sooo divine .. very tempting

Polina said...

They look so tasty... And actually not so difficult to make:) thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mansi! Cant wait to try this yummy brownies!

Sumi

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Yummy. Great flavor combination going.

A&N said...

Aaah, thanks a ton for the recipe and the eggless substitute too! :)

manju said...

Great minds and all that... I came by to tell you how much we liked your methi pakodas recipe and saw this new brownie recipe. I have a pan of brownies cooling as we speak! Like the touch of kahlua you used, I'll have to put some in my coffee instead! Will post about your pakodas soon.

Anonymous said...

amazing recipe! the brownies look great, and so does kahlua and espresso!:)

-janice

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey mansi
can i try it on saturday morning..so that it will be enough to get me up up and running in the morning! you know... the picture looks so enticing that i want to eat them in bed and remain there, lazying around !

Cris said...

Very rich and delicious... love it... hummm... I'd have it with a cup of tea...

Spin Diva said...

Oh My goodness, I just gained 5 lbs...Mansi these are awesome!!! I think I'll be working out harder over the next few days. Thanks for sharing.

Sireesha said...

yummy looking brownies....Pic is drooling....Love the color...

Vanamala said...

ur baking section is awesome. Brownies is very nice

Susan from Food Blogga said...

One word: decadence.

Anali said...

These may be the most beautiful brownies I've ever seen. Yum!

Kalai said...

Mind blowing, girl. Simply mind blowing! :)

Kahlua Man said...

That looks awesome. I have some more awesome Kahlua-based recipes on my website: http://www.ilovekahlua.com/

Dhanggit said...

I could already imagine these brownies on my dad-in law's plate :-) He is a certified Espresso and Kahlua lover!! Your Espresso flavored brownies are definitely to die for!! Thanks for this great entry for my daughter's event!

ayano said...

it looks yummy!!
i want to make this one :D
sounds very very delicious

Anna said...

I'm always looking for new brownie recipes. My husband and I are both brownie lovers. These are perfect for a Sunday Brunch with the family. Thanks!