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Sinfully Rich Fudge Brownies

Whether you forgot a special birthday or need to throw together a quick dessert for bookclub, boxed cake and brownie mixes come to the rescue time and time again. But let’s face it, box-made vs. baked from scratch sweets just don’t compare.

These homemade fudge brownies are no exception. They are chocolatey and super rich thanks to a secret ingredient. Don’t worry, we won’t keep it a secret for long. Keep reading.

With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar for about 2 minutes until blended. Beat in eggs, vanilla and our secret ingredient – super strong coffee. Gradually add flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder and beat for about a minute. Stir in chocolate chips and pour the batter into a 13X9 baking pan.

The Test Kitchen prepared triple strength coffee to add to these fudgey brownies and we’re so glad they did. The coffee doesn’t add an obvious coffee flavor, but rather enhances the chocolate flavor and adds richness that is truly unmatched. If you haven’t tried adding coffee to your chocolate confections you have to give it a whirl.

Bake the brownies at 350 degree for 25-28 minutes. Once the brownies are cooked and cooled completely, cut and enjoy.

Serve them with a glass of ice-cold milk, crumbled on top of your favorite ice cream, or topped with some fresh berries. Trust us, you’ll never go back to the box after trying these coffee-infused fudge brownies.

Fudge Brownies

Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup prepared triple strength coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until blended, about 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in eggs, coffee and vanilla until blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder until blended, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Spread into baking pan.
  5. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into squares.


Serves 24

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