Outrageous Brownies


Outrageous Brownies

I am finally posting on the actual reveal day for the #chocolateparty!  Honestly, I almost thought about skipping this month.  But September marks the 1 year anniversary, and I have done every other month over the last year, so I couldn’t skip the last one.  The ingredient we had to pair with chocolate this month?  Coffee.

Outrageous Brownies

See, I know that coffee and chocolate are a classic combination, but I don’t like coffee.  I am sure I have mentioned this before, but I just can not get on board with it.  I have read and seen in many places over the years, that coffee can be used in a chocolate recipe to enhance the chocolate flavor, not necessarily add coffee flavor.  To be honest, I didn’t believe it.  Coffee has such a distinct, strong flavor, I didn’t think it was possible.  I finally decided to put this theory to the test.

Outrageous Brownies

Guess what?  They were right!  If you use just a little big of coffee granules in a recipe, you can’t taste the coffee.  It just gives the chocolate a deep and rich flavor.  I have had my eye on Ina Garten’s brownie recipe for years.  So once I decided to actually buy coffee at the store, this was the recipe I was going to try.  I am so glad I finally gave in.  The brownies are so fudgy, rich, and chocolatey.  Kind of makes me wonder what other things I have been missing out on!


Outrageous Brownies

Yields 24

Rich and chocolatey brownies

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate
  • 6 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 Tbls instant coffee granules
  • 2 Tbls vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups walnuts, chopped (I left them out)
  • 1 (12oz) bag semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12x18x1 inch jelly roll plan.
  2. In a large bowl melt together butter, semisweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate. Let cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and sugar. Add the melted chocolate, and stir to combine.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts if using.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Rap the baking sheet against the oven racks to let the air out. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.


Recipe from Ina Garten
I cut the recipe in half and used half size sheet pan (about 7x10 inch pan)



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1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
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3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.


  1. These look like the perfect brownie! Lovely!

  2. I want these all up in my face!

  3. I don’t like coffee either, but it really adds that special something to chocolate desserts, for sure! :)

  4. Erin…these brownies look pretty awesome! It’s amazing how coffee can alter the taste of a brownie for the better! Typing this during my lunch break at work and really wishing I had one of these to get me through the afternoon! : )

  5. Your brownies look terrific, Erin! Bill does not like mocha anything, but if I don’t over do the coffee, he doesn’t even notice :)

  6. These brownies look really outrageously moist and delish!

  7. OMG, Erin. These look SO perfectly soft, chewy and fudgy. Just how I like ’em!

  8. These look like fantastic brownies! The more chocolaty the better.

  9. Ina’s brownie recipe is one of my absolute favorites, and probably one of the first recipes I tried using coffee to enhance chocolate flavor! I’m not a coffee fan either, but I use instant espresso powder all the time when baking with chocolate. So good!

  10. I love the depth that coffee adds to chocolatey recipes like this!

  11. Good on you for doing all of the challenge and this one on the reveal date :)
    Such a gorgeous moist looking brownie too :)

  12. I love brownies! I really need to make them more often!

  13. These brownies look so fudgy and rich, coffee is of my favorite additions – it really makes the chocolate pop!

  14. Wow, these look fantastic!!!

  15. Your brownies look amazing, so rich and decadent. I’m a bit like you in not wanting to mess up my chocolate with other flavors but you’ve convinced me to give a bit of coffee a try!

  16. Oh my gosh. I could go for one of these right now! Pinned!

  17. These brownies look so moist, Erin!

  18. These brownies look spectacular!

  19. Great brownie recipe, can’t go wrong with Ina’s recipes. I wish I had a few of these with some of your vanilla bean ice cream.

  20. A nice balance between coffee and chocolate in a classic dessert. Thanks so much for bringing it to the Chocolate Party!

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