Mocha Brownies III

A delicious mocha brownie -- perfect for dessert.

Yield

24 servings

Brownie Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
1 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon hot water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting Ingredients

2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

In large microwaveable bowl, microwave shortening and butter uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until shortening and butter are melted. Stir 2 cups granulated sugar and cocoa into butter mixture, until sugar is dissolved.

In small bowl mix 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules and hot water until coffee granules are dissolved; stir into cocoa mixture. Stir in vanilla and eggs one at a time until well blended. Stir in flour and salt, until smooth. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In small microwaveable bowl, microwave milk on High 20 to 30 seconds until very warm. Stir in 2 teaspoons coffee granules until dissolved. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

In medium bowl, mix remaining frosting ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until combined; increase speed to medium and blend until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled coffee. Spread frosting over the cooled brownies. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 260 (Calories from Fat 120), Total Fat 13 g (Saturated Fat 7 g, Trans Fat 1 g), Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 115 mg; Total Carbohydrate 33 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 27 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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