Java Brownies

For coffee lovers. You'll love the flavor combination of chocolate and coffee in these frosted brownies.

Yield

36 brownies

Brownie Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided use
3 large eggs

Java Icing Ingredients

1/2 cup whipping cream
1 to 2 teaspoons instant coffee
2/3 cup sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium, heavy-duty saucepan, combine water, coffee granules, sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup morsels until smooth. Stir in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in flour mixture. Pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan on cooling rack.

Combine cream and coffee granules in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until dissolved. Add remaining morsels; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar; stir vigorously until smooth. Chill until spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with cocoa.

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