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Pioneer Woman's Mocha Icing Brownies

Brownies with Mocha Icing -- Yum!

Mocha Brownies
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

A variation idea on this tasty dessert from The Pioneer Woman: "Serve in a bowl topped with coffee ice cream and drizzle with hot fudge sauce. Sinful."

-Ree Drummond

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  • For Brownies:
  • Four 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • For Mae's Mocha Icing:
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 325°F.

    To make the brownie batter, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, being careful not to let it burn. Set it aside to cool slightly.

    In a medium mixing bowl, cream, the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs.

    With the mixer on low speed, drizzle in the melted chocolate. Add the vanilla extract and mix.

    Add the flour to the bowl and mix just until combined; do not over mix.

    Pour the batter into the baking pan. Spread it to even out the surface. Bake at 325°F for 45 to 50 minutes, until the center is no longer soft. Set the brownies aside to cool completely before icing.

    To make the icing, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla. Mix until slightly combined, then add 1/2 cup of the coffee.

    Whip until the icing is the desired consistency. If the icing is overly thick, add 1/4 cup more coffee. It should be very light and fluffy.

    Ice the cooled brownies, spreading the icing on thick. Refrigerate until the icing is firm, then slice the brownies into squares.

    -"Good Morning America" food dishes styled by Karen Pickus.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chocolate, vanilla, eggs, coffee

    Course: Dessert

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