Coffee Brownies

Coffee Brownies Made with Real Coffee!

These coffee brownies are brilliantly made with real coffee infused into the batter. No instant coffee or extracts! Just pure, delicious java!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 362 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter plus extra for the pan
  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350, then rub butter all over the inside of a 9 inch cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment. (If you don't have parchment, butter the inside of the cake pan very generously to prevent sticking.)
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat until it is very hot but not bubbling. Add the ground coffee, stir in, and remove from heat. Let sit for five minutes.
  3. Strain the butter through a very fine mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl. Press down on the butter soaked coffee to extract as much butter as possible. Once it is strained, you'll notice that the melted butter is brown and has very tiny particles of coffee in it.
  4. Add the sugar, vanilla, sea salt, and eggs plus yolk to the butter, then whisk thoroughly to combine. Add the cocoa powder and flour, then stir until just combined. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter. Let cool to room temperature on a rack, then slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Coffee Brownies Made with Real Coffee!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.