Every day I try and do at least one thing that brings me joy and happiness. Yoga, a good book, being in nature, spending time with my tarot, or making really, really good food. I used to be very uncomfortable in the kitchen, but over the last few years it has become my sanctuary. I love nothing more than creating in the kitchen. And today I am sharing one of my most magical recipes, that I have been asked for over and over again… my Mocha Fudge Brownie Recipe!
Magical Mocha Fudge Brownies
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I am obsessed with chocolate. To me there is nothing better than really good chocolate. So when it comes to baking, I often work with chocolate.
But there is something else I love too, that I had to give up years ago due to health reasons, and that is coffee. I loved a cup of really strong black coffee. But I haven’t had coffee in many years, so when I discovered I could work that amazing coffee taste into my chocolate creations, and it made the whole thing even better? I was over the moon!
The Magic of Baking
When it comes to baking, it isn’t really surprising that I have found my happy place in the kitchen. Just like our ancestors working over their cauldrons, my pots are my cauldrons where I can brew up my magic.
It also uses my other love, which is science. There is so much incredible science behind good baking. Understand the science, and you can create almost anything! This recipe took me a long time to develop. The brownie would be too dense, the icing would be too sweet, the topping would fall off the bottom… there was a lot of sweet disasters. But because I understood the science I was able to adapt until I found perfection!
But I will add a big caveat here… I love to bake where my energies take me. Especially with this recipe. I don’t measure things exactly. I tend to change things all the time based on my whims and where I feel called. Some days I may add more of an ingredient, then next time less. Another time I might decide to throw in something new… maybe some cinnamon or chocolate chunks, or even cherries or a swirl of caramel. This recipe is very forgiving. Just follow your heart, bake with love and magic, and it will taste delicious!
What Makes this Recipe so Magical?
Imagine sinking your teeth into a rich, melt in your mouth brownie that not only captivates your taste buds but also transports you to a world of pure indulgence. It’s like your favorite café mocha decided to have an elicit affair with a brownie, and let’s just say, the chemistry is electrifying!
The true magic of this recipe though is how it brings people together and spreads happiness. I recently made a batch to share with my fellow vendors at a witchy market and it was the perfect pick me up to help all of us through the long days with a smile. Everyone was raving about these brownies! I was asked so many times, I figured it was time to share my recipe.
The Magical Mocha Fudge Brownie isn’t just a treat, it’s a little bit of magic. And we love to share the magic around here.
So my witchy friends, join me in the kitchen and let’s make some magical brownies!
Mocha Fudge Brownie Ingredients
I can’t stress this enough… good food comes from good ingredients!
Get the really good eggs and cream from your local farmer. Only use the best butter. Lately they have changed our shop butters and they simply do not work well in baking anymore. Get the good stuff!
Source really good chocolate. I have a lot of allergies. Probably comes from being a redhead, so I have to be really careful with chocolate to avoid allergens. I prefer to use Callebaut chocolate in all my baking. Not only does it taste superior, but it doesn’t trigger my allergies and bakes up beautifully.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
2 large farm eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp espresso powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mocha Fudge Topping Ingredients
1/3 cup cream*
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar*
1 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark depending on your preference)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*A quick note about these ingredients. You can use any type of cream or even milk (including lactose free milk). Also, caster sugar is super fine sugar and is sometimes called berry sugar, which I prefer for fudge. You can use regular sugar if you can’t find super fine sugar.
Before I start baking I like to set the mood. The energy we bring into the kitchen goes into the food that we create, which in turn feeds our bodies, minds and souls. Turn on some music, light some candles, and fill yourself with love. Because any food made with love is instantly 1000% better!
Feeling the vibes? Perfect, let’s bake!
First we need to make the brownie. I know people have their preferences for whether they prefer a dense brownie or a more cake like brownie. This recipe makes a more cake like brownie.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C) and line a 9 x 14 brownie pan with parchment paper. Make sure the parchment comes all the way up the edges on all sides.
In a medium sized pot melt the butter.
Once melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the sugar, then the eggs. It is important to do the sugar first to cool the butter a bit before adding the eggs. We don’t want scrambled eggs! Add the vanilla.
Next beat in the cocoa powder and espresso powder, until it is completely combined.
Finally, add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix until completely incorporated. It should be nice and thick but smooth.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake on the middle rack for 25 minutes.
Mocha Fudge Topping
When there is about 10 minutes left on the brownies, start the mocha fudge topping.
In a medium pan add the cream, butter, espresso powder, and sugar and turn it on to medium heat. Stir constantly, making sure to scrape down the sides as the butter melts and everything combines.
Let it continue heating until it comes to a rolling boil. Until it hits the rolling boil make sure you are scraping the sides and the bottom of the pan to break up any crystallization.
Once you have your rolling boil, stop stirring and let it continue at a boil for 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Beat it all together until the chocolate chips are all melted and the mixture is smooth.
Your brownie should be done around now, pull it from the oven.
Spread over the hot brownies immediately. Make sure to spread it into the corners so it covers evenly.
Let set for 2 to 4 hours before cutting into squares.
Enjoy your Mocha Fudge Brownies!
You can add chocolate chips or nuts to the brownie batter if you like.
Prefer a more fudgey, less cakey brownie? Reduce the flour to 1/2 cup.
For a festive look you can also add sprinkles to the top of the brownies. Or maybe a swirl of caramel.
Need dairy free? I have made this with dairy free milk and it worked great.
Love coffee? Add more espresso powder for extra kick. I’ve made a few batches that had so much espresso they would leave you buzzing after just a couple of bites!
Magical Mocha Fudge Brownie Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 large farm eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp espresso powder
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mocha Fudge Icing
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Make the Brownie
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C) and line an 9 x 14 brownie pan with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter in a pot on the stove. Remove from heat once melted.
- Stir in sugar.
- Stir in eggs. Add vanilla.
- Beat in cocoa powder and espresso powder.
- Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until completely combined and smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Make Fudge Icing
- In a medium pan add the cream, butter, espresso powder, and sugar. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Once it comes to a rolling boil, stop stirring and let boil for 30 seconds. Then remove from the heat.
- Add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix until the chocolate is all melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Immediately pour over warm brownies fresh from the oven.
- Let set 2 to 4 hours before cutting into squares and enjoying!