Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Mocha Brownies

Completely decadent.
Rich.
The kind of food that everyone tells you, "It's so rich!" and you think "Oh I can handle it..." and you take a piece that's too big.
And 4 bites in, you get a buzz and go, "Whoa. This is seriously rich."

I use store bought brownie mix.
Don't hate me. It's easy and I like it better than homemade.
Bake your brownies according to the cake like directions on the box.
Normally I like fudgy brownies, but you need cake like to hold up to this icing.

While they're cooling, mix up the icing.


Coffee.


1 block softened cream cheese (you can use lowfat, but not fat free)
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

Mix up these ingredients until well blended.
Pour over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the icing is set.
The texture is between a heavy frosting and a glaze. It will be thick, but runny.

Cut brownies and serve!

Be prepared for your head to spin. For real.


This was my birthday dessert yesterday.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go run 43 miles.

29 comments:

gina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Wendy said...

You did send me some in the mail, right? I'm not standing out here by my mailbox for nothing...right? Beki? Hello?

TRush said...

Good. Don't like coffee so I don't have to crave these all afternoon!

Mikiye Creations said...

Oh YUMMY!
...if ONLY I didn't just find out I'm allergic to dairy, sugar cane, vanilla and coffee beans...
:P

Martha said...

They do sound yummy...and so glad that coffee is in it too:)

Shorty said...

oh my gosh that looks delish...

Love the Decor! said...

My kinda treat
You just can't ever go wrong with coffee and Chocolate

ArtSnark said...

Sounds like a perfect afternoon pick me up. Happy Birthday!

The Perfect Trio said...

oh my!!! those look divine! i just might have to try them...as soon as i can pick my self up off of this "i feel sorry for myself" floor and cook again!

Melissa

Mary Joy @ Life Interrupted said...

Wow! That looks SOOOO yummy!!!! Oh my! You have tempted my chocoholic heart!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday too!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

We served your Mexican Lasagna recipe at our Mom To Mom meeting at church last night. Yum! Can't wait to the brownies!!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh my - I just had a response typed up and it is lost! Waaaaah, add to my misery blogspot, I was already upset over the fact I had to stare at those DELICIOUS looking brownies while I'm on P90X!!! And then my post was lost? Jeesh!

=)
Enjoy dear!

♥Lori

Sara said...

i dont even drink coffee, and i almost licked my computer screen.

Graceful Moments said...

Happy Birthday! What a luscious looking dessert.
I too prefer brownie mix to from scratch...most of the time.

Whimsical Creations said...

Ohhhh that sounds YUMMY!

i love plum said...

pmsing...perfect! xo

Jen said...

Beki, those looks deliciously decadent! Yum! I'm going to have to try those soon!

keepingthemistakes said...

Yum! Boxed brownie mix is the best. I tried lots of "from scratch" recipes and nothing compares! These look really, really good!

Kaz and Amy said...

This looks so good! I want to try it:)

I just found your blog and love it! I’m now a follower!

Thanks for sharing!
Amy
www.theprikazskys.com

amy d said...

YUUUUMMMM!

Signs and Salvage said...

OH Dang!!! That is just too much!! I have been dieting all week (try to do before I go camping so I can pig out with friends) and my little diet milkshake for lunch just makes me sad now...I WANT ONE OF THOSE!!!!!!

Take Care,

Kristin

Jen said...

Oh, yes please! How delicious!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Beki, Thanks for droppimg by my blog. I love chocolate and those brownies look like some serious chocolate!

I just ate about a dozen Hershey kisses...lol

Audrey said...

YUMMY! Those look and sound amazing! To bad my hubby would get a migrane from eating them. Of course - that means there would be more for me :)

Mindy M. Harris said...

you are hilarious. happy belated berfday. xo

Kellie Collis said...

Oh yum - i adore these!!! x

artsyclay said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Looks like you ate well, yum.

Chatty Cat's said...

Thanks a lot, Beki...now I can add a few more to the few more pounds I've gained lately...haha. Sounds yummy. I look like the Michelin Man now.

CocoJ126 said...

Good GOOGLEE MOOGLEE...seriously...I am the brownie maker in our taligating crew...get this...I don't like brownines!!! I think this might help me LOVE brownies! ! !

Have a lovely weekend.