This Easy Espresso Brownies recipe is a coffee lovers dream! My taste-tester’s first reaction when tasting them was WOW! The rich coffee flavor icing pairs perfectly with the fudgy espresso brownies.
Frequently Asked Questions about this Easy Espresso Brownies Recipe
Can I use instant espresso powder to make the espresso?
Yes, but do be sure to prepare it with hot water and make the actual liquid espresso. Brownies will often call for dry instant coffee or espresso powder to be added to the dry ingredients. Note that this recipe actually uses liquid espresso.
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If I don’t have a box of brownie mix, do you have a recommendation for how to make homemade brownies?
These fudge brownies are insanely delicious. But they’re dark chocolate brownies. So if rich, dark fudgy brownies aren’t your preference, I recommend you try a more traditional brownie recipe (like this one) that has more of a milk chocolate taste to it.
How important is it to weigh my powdered sugar?
In a recipe like this, it’s not crucial to the success. But I would say if you don’t already have a kitchen scale, you should get one. Oftentimes, the weight of flour used in a recipe vs. measuring it can make a huge difference. Here is the kitchen scale I recommend.
Can I use vegetable oil in place of the butter?
Yes and No. You can replace the butter used in the actual brownies. Using oil will yield slightly more chewy brownies. But you need to use butter for the frosting.
How long will these brownies keep?
If stored properly, they should keep up to 3-4 days.Print
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