I’m in love with these brownies. They are super fudgy and super delicious. I told you that when I started “Build A Better Me,” there would still be plenty of chocolate. Well, here it is!
These brownies are so flavorful. The combination of Kahlua and cinnamon might sounds strange but it works so well. By the way, as this post goes live, I am starting a 3-day juice cleanse. Yeah. Good thinking there, Rachel.
These would be so perfect with a dollop of whipped cream. Or even better, Kahlua-spiked whipped cream.
Or Kahlua-spiked buttercream frosting.
Actually, if we’re being honest here, I thought about drizzling some Kahlua over these brownies while they were still hot. Someone want to try that for me and get back to me on the results?
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup Kahlua
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa
1 Tablespoon espresso powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup plus a Tablespoon of packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar for sprinkling on top, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with butter in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlua and vanilla extract.
3. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cocoa, espresso powder, cinnamon, salt). In a separate large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and egg. Add chocolate mixture, while continuing to whisk, and beat until smooth. Stir in dry ingredients just until combined and moistened. Fold in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
4. Coat a 8″ square pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional, but it is so pretty!).
6. Cut into 16 servings. Or 4. Whatever. I won’t judge.
Verdict: I could easily eat a whole pan. You think they are just a normal brownie but they. are. so. good. The cinnamon and the Kahlua, well, it just works.
Husband’s take: If I’m putting a brownie in front of him, you probably won’t hear too many complaints.
Changes I would make: Nada!
Do me a favor folks: Make these brownies, cut them into four pieces and eat…four. Do it for me. Sitting here drinking my juice and drooling over these brownies.