Heavenly Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies Recipe

Are you someone who can’t live without coffee? Do you love indulging in rich, chocolatey desserts? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then I have the perfect recipe for you. Introducing my Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies recipe – a decadent treat that pairs the bold flavors of coffee with the sweetness of cream and chocolate.

This recipe is a game-changer for all you coffee lovers out there. Imagine biting into a fudgy, chocolate brownie that has been enhanced with the rich flavor of coffee. It’s a match made in heaven! These brownies are perfect for dessert, a mid-day snack, or even as an indulgent breakfast treat (don’t judge me, we all deserve something sweet every once in a while).

The secret to making these brownies extra special is using heavy whipping cream, butter, powdered sugar, and instant coffee granules in the recipe. These ingredients give the brownies their creamy texture and coffee-enhanced taste. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and get baking! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, this recipe is easy to follow and will yield delicious results every time. In just one bite of these coffee ‘n’ cream brownies, you’ll feel like you’re sipping on your favorite cup of Joe while satisfying your sweet tooth at the same time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies
Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies

If you’re a coffee lover who also happens to have a sweet tooth, then this Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies recipe is going to be your new best friend. This recipe brilliantly combines rich, chocolate flavor with the bold richness of coffee and creamy, dreamy frosting that will leave you wanting more.

Not only is this brownie recipe easy to make, but it also offers various customization options. You can choose to add extra espresso coffee for a bolder flavor, throw in some Irish cream for added richness or substitute heavy cream with your favorite coffee creamer paired with complementary flavors such as vanilla or hazelnut.

Furthermore, this recipe yields extra-fudgy brownies that are made even better when topped with a creamy coffee or chocolate ganache glaze – making them an irresistible treat for any chocolate desserts enthusiasts out there.

Irrespective of how you choose to customize near-perfect brownies, trust me when I say that it’s impossible not to love the combination of both brownies coffee and coffee enhanced filling. These brownies are perfect for any occasion and can be served as delectable standalone dessert or which can be paired with a scoop of your favorite ice cream for decedent indulgence.

So whatcha waiting for? Head to the kitchen and whip yourself a batch of these heavenly coffee n cream brownies!

Ingredient List

 Sweeten your day with these scrumptious Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies 🍫☕️
Sweeten your day with these scrumptious Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies 🍫☕️

Get ready for some decadent brownies that combine rich chocolate and creamy coffee flavors. Here is everything you’ll need to make this coffee ‘n’ cream brownies recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed (3 for the batter, 2 for the chocolate mixture, and ½ for the frosting)
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped (2/3 for the batter and 1/3 for the chocolate glaze)
  • 1 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (1 cup for the batter and 1 cup for the frosting)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

For the Cream frosting:
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate glaze:
⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon corn syrup

This recipe uses both instant coffee granules and heavy whipping cream for a bold and creamy coffee taste. Make sure you have all ingredients before starting to bake to ensure smooth preparation.

The Recipe How-To

 Decadent and rich brownies that will fulfill your chocolate cravings 🍫
Decadent and rich brownies that will fulfill your chocolate cravings 🍫

Mixing the Ingredients

To make Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until creamy and thoroughly combined.

Next, melt 1 cup of butter in a medium pan over low heat. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate and 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules. Whisk until everything is melted and smooth.

Add the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl with the egg mixture and whisk together until all ingredients are well-combined.

In another small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.

Combine the flour mixture with the chocolate-and-egg mixture gradually while folding them in by using a spatula rather than electric mixer to avoid overmixing. Don’t forget to stir in ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, which gives the brownies a creamy texture and a coffee-enhanced flavor.


Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray or butter, then flour it well. Pour the batter into prepared dish evenly. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when testing in the center.

Remove from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing it into desired sizes (e.g., 9 or even 16) and serving.

Adding Coffee Frosting & Chocolate Glaze

For extra indulgence, you can frost your coffee ‘n’ cream brownies with cream brownies coffee frosting or drizzle chocolate glaze on top:

Cream Brownies Coffee Frosting:

In a medium mixing bowl, beat 1/4 cup of butter until it’s softened, then gradually add in 3/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar alternately with 1 tablespoon of prepared coffee creamer until smooth and creamy.

Chocolate Glaze:

Melt 2 oz. of chopped chocolate and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream over low heat in small pan. Stir until everything is melted and well-blended. Drizzle over the brownies and let it cool for a few minutes to settle.

Enjoy your homemade coffee ‘n’ cream brownies with ice cream or dessert wine for an extra sweet flavor!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take a bite of heaven with our Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies 😍
Take a bite of heaven with our Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies 😍

As a barista and amateur baker, I always like to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to create something unique. In this recipe for Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies, there are some ways to personalize and alter the recipe to suit your preference.

If you’re not a coffee person, you can still enjoy these brownies by omitting the instant coffee granules from the recipe or substituting it with your preferred flavoring like vanilla or almond extract. This slight adjustment will still deliver rich and fudgy brownies that can be enjoyed with or without caffeine.

For those who love Irish cream, you can upgrade your coffee ‘n’ cream brownies by adding Irish cream into the batter for extra richness and flavor. Simply substitute a quarter cup of heavy cream with Irish cream in the recipe.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free version of this recipe, use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead. Also, if you want to make the recipe extra fudgy, you can reduce the amount of flour and replace it with cocoa powder.

Another fun substitution or variation is to use different kinds of chocolate. Instead of using unsweetened chocolate, try using dark or semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips for a more chocolatey flavor. You can also add nuts like chopped walnuts or pecans to complement the rich chocolatey taste.

For a boozy twist on this dessert, try making mocha brownies with a hint of espresso coffee mixed into the batter before baking. Top with a creamy coffee frosting enhanced with Kahlúa or any other coffee-flavored liqueur that complements chocolate desserts well.

So don’t be afraid to experiment and substitute ingredients in this recipe to create your own unique version of coffee ‘n’ cream brownies.

Serving and Pairing

 For those who can't decide between coffee and chocolate - have both in one delicious bite with these brownies! ☕️🍫
For those who can’t decide between coffee and chocolate – have both in one delicious bite with these brownies! ☕️🍫

Once you have made these delectable Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies, the next step is to find the perfect way to serve and pair them. These brownies are the ideal indulgent dessert that can be enjoyed all year round. They go well with various hot beverages like coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

If you are serving them on their own, cut them into large two-inch squares, and drizzle the frosting over the top. The frosting made of heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, butter, and instant coffee granules is an excellent compliment to the rich chocolatey brownie base. These brownies taste great alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream; they can even be topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for added decadence.

Because of their coffee flavor, Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies pair well with coffee-flavored liqueurs such as Kahlua Irish Cream. Also, they pair perfectly with a cold glass of milk or chocolate milk for a non-caffeinated option.

If it is an espresso flavor that you are looking for when serving Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies, brew some espresso shots and use them in place of water in your recipes. The result will be extra fudgy mocha brownies that will not disappoint.

Finally, if you’re looking for more dessert options beyond these scrumptious brownies, there are endless options to consider. For instance, this recipe can be used as a base layer in different desserts like trifle or parfaits. You can also chop up these brownies and use them as mix-ins for homemade ice cream or make chocolate ganache by melting dark chocolate together with heavy cream to glaze your baked goods.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Creamy and fudgy brownies that will melt in your mouth! 😋
Creamy and fudgy brownies that will melt in your mouth! 😋

The Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies Recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. They will keep fresh for up to three days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze them for up to two months.

When reheating the brownies, you can either warm them up in the oven or the microwave. To reheat them in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the brownies on a baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes until they are warm all the way through.

If you prefer to reheat them in the microwave, place a small amount of water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it until it starts boiling. Once you see some steam, wrap the brownies in plastic wrap and place them on top of the heated water. Microwave on high power for approximately 10-15 seconds or until heated through.

It’s worth mentioning that these brownies are delicious even when eaten at room temperature! When serving, I recommend topping with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate ganache for even more decadence.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Add some caffeine to your dessert game with our Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies ☕
Add some caffeine to your dessert game with our Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies ☕

To achieve a perfect batch of Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies, you need to get the little things right. Here are some tips that I have gathered over my years of baking experience to help you nail this recipe every time.

Firstly, make sure you use good quality ingredients. The taste and texture of your brownies will greatly depend on the quality of your butter, chocolate, and coffee. So invest in high-quality ingredients, especially the unsweetened chocolate and instant coffee granules.

Secondly, make sure to use fresh ingredients as expired ones can dull the overall flavor of your brownies. Check the expiration date of all your ingredients before using them in the recipe.

Thirdly, be sure to whisk the eggs and sugar until they are light and frothy. This will give your brownies a light and airy texture. You can even use an electric mixer for best results.

Another tip is to melt the chocolate gradually over low heat. Chocolate can easily burn if heated too quickly or for too long. To avoid this, melt it gradually in portions, stirring constantly until all is melted.

Adding a bit of Irish cream into your brownie mix can help enhance the flavor profile and give your brownies a unique twist. Additionally, for extra fudgy brownies, add an extra egg yolk to the mixture.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with toppings or complementary flavors when serving these brownies. They work well with ice cream or served alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea.

By following these tips and experimenting with different flavors, I am confident that you’ll create a perfect batch of Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies every time – enjoy!


As with any recipe, you may have questions or concerns about making these Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies. To help you out, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers. Be sure to read through this section before beginning to ensure that your baking experience goes smoothly.

Can I use coffee creamer instead of water in brownie mix?

When looking to enhance the taste of your coffee, using a flavored coffee creamer can be a delightful option. Instead of opting for water or milk, give your coffee a unique twist by adding your preferred flavored creamer. The hazelnut creamer complements a Nutella swirl mix-in, while a Southern butter pecan creamer tastes great with toasted pecans as a mix-in. Let your taste buds enjoy this flavorful experience!

What does adding coffee to brownie mix do?

Incorporating espresso and coffee notes in chocolate baked goods enhances the chocolate flavor, and the same holds for brownies. Adding coffee in your brownie mix will create richer and more flavorful brownies.

Does adding coffee to brownie mix make it better?

For those who desire a more chewy and delectable brownie, it is worth considering replacing water with coffee in the recipe. Many may be aware that coffee and espresso can bring out and intensify the flavor of chocolate, hence explaining their common usage in lavish homemade chocolate sweets and treats.

What is the secret to moist brownies?

To enhance the taste and texture of boxed brownies, a simple substitution can make a significant difference. By replacing water with milk, the brownies become more rich and flavorful since milk has more fat content than water. The result is a batch of brownies that are incredibly moist, gooey, and downright delectable.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Coffee ‘n’ Cream Brownies recipe is perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers. The combination of rich chocolate and coffee flavor is a match made in heaven! With its extra fudgy texture and creamy coffee-enhanced filling, this brownie is like no other.

This recipe is completely versatile and allows you to make substitutions and variations to meet your preferences. You can add nuts, swap out the type of chocolate, or even use Irish cream instead of heavy whipping cream.

These brownies also make an excellent dessert paired with a scoop of ice cream or a cup of hot coffee. Additionally, if you have any leftovers, they can easily be stored and reheated for another delightful snack any time of day.

With these tips for perfect results and some practice, anyone can perfect making these Coffee ‘n’ Cream brownies recipe. So don’t wait any longer – add this recipe to your collection today and impress your friends and family with your delicious homemade brownies!

Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies

Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies Recipe

another recipe from my mother from a Taste of Home Magazine
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 267.6 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate; cool slightly.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla; stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the chocolate mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 8" square baking pan -- bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake) Cool on wire rack.
  • For filling, combine cream and coffee granules in a small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved. In a small mixing bowl beat butter and confectioners' sugar. Add coffee mixture, beat until creamy and spread over brownies.
  • In a small saucepan, combine chips and cream.cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened.
  • Cool slightly. Carefully spread over filling. let stand for 30 minutes or until glaze is set. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 62gCalories: 267.6kcalCarbohydrates: 32.5gProtein: 2.7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9.7gCholesterol: 53.6mgSodium: 84.4mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 25.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups
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