Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 25 mins | Additional: 30 mins | Total: 1 hr 15 mins | Servings: 48 | Yield: 4 dozen brownies

Brownies and coffee all at the same time! I really can’t give you any reason why you should not give this a try. I loved every bite of this awesome cake. The moist texture and the sweet taste will surely make your day!


½ cup shortening

½ cup butter

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups white sugar

4 teaspoons instant coffee granules, or more to taste

1 tablespoon hot water

4 large eggs large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt


½ cup butter softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

1 ½ tablespoons milk


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Apply cooking spray in a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Step 3: Place a small saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to low. Add in 1/2 cup of butter and shortening. Allow the two ingredients to melt. Transfer the mixture into a medium mixing bowl. Add in cocoa and sugar and stir until well blended.


Step 4: In a small mixing bowl, add in the 4 teaspoons of coffee. Pour in hot water and stir until the coffee is dissolved. Transfer the dissolved coffee into the cocoa mixture.

Step 5: Add in eggs gradually and beat until well mixed. Add in 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, flour, and salt. Stir until well mixed. Transfer the batter into the greased baking pan.

Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle. Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool at room temperature.

Step 7: In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 cup melted cutter. Beat until well blended. Add in confectioners’ sugar and whisk until well mixed.

Step 8: In a small bowl, add in the coffee and milk. Stir until the coffee is dissolved completely. Transfer the mixture into the frosting.

Step 9: Use an electric mixer to beat for 3 to 5 minutes or until the texture becomes fluffy.

Step 10: Spread the frosting over the brownies.

Step 11: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 

Per Serving: 126.2 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.6g 5% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 58.1mg 2% DV.

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