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Mocha Chip Brownies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
These fudgy brownies are made with coffee, espresso powder, cinnamon, and topped off with a mocha chip frosting. Can you say a-latte yum?! These rich chocolate brownies are the best dessert or midnight snack!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mocha Chip Brownies
Servings: 9 brownies
Author: Michelle
  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup oil (or how much your box directs you)
  • 2 eggs (or how many your box directs you)
  • 1/4 cups brewed coffee (or however much water your box directs you, e.g., if the box calls for 1/4 c water, use 1/4 cup brewed coffee instead)
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mocha Chip Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp brewed coffee
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling ontop
  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature your box directs you to.
  2. For the brownies, mix together boxed mix, eggs, coffee, oil, cinnamon, and espresso powder until well combined.
  3. Pour into a foil-lined pan (I used 8X8, but you can use whatever size your box directs you to).
  4. Bake until the center is almost completely done (for my box, it was about 45 minutes at 325 degrees). When you insert a cake tester into the brownies, the tester should come out fairly clean with just a few fudgy crumbs stuck to it.
  5. Allow to cool.
  1. With a mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar, beginning with 2 cups. Add in cocoa powder and espresso powder. Mix.
  2. Add in heavy cream and coffee. Beat.
  3. If the consistency is too thin, add in more powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time until it's at a consistency you like. If it's too thick, add in a little more heavy cream or coffee.
  4. Add salt to taste and mini chocolate chips.
  5. Spread over cooled brownies.
  6. Enjoy!