Chewy, fudgy brownies are topped with a whipped coffee mousse and finished with a shiny chocolate glaze to make a three-layered mocha mousse brownie.
I didn’t think my brownies could get any better until now. The base of these Brownies is based off of my Best Brownie Recipe. They are soft and chewy on the outside and firm around the edges.
The brownies are layered with a coffee infused cream then topped with a chocolate ganache. These Mocha Creme Brownies are super rich and decadent.
I added granulated coffee powder to the brownies to bring out the cocoa flavor. I also browned the butter which adds so much flavor to these brownies!
The mocha cream and ganache layers are super easy to make. The mocha cream layer is a simple buttercream frosting infused with instant coffee granules.
For the ganache I melt chocolate and heavy cream until smooth and spread it on top of the brownies and mocha cream.
I let the brownies set in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up before slicing and serving.
Mocha Mousse BrowniesKelley Simmons
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs cold
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Coffee Cream Layer
- Click the link above for the recipe.
- 1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
- Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
- Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
- Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
- Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Once cool spread the brownies with the coffee cream.
- Top with the chocolate ganache.
- Place the brownies in the fridge to set for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Coffee Cream Layer
- Click the link above.
- In a small saucepan add the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth and melted, set aside.
Kelley is a twenty something writer hailing from Delaware, and photographer behind chefsavvy.com. She started blogging in the beginning of 2014 and has been hooked ever since. She takes the worry out of cooking and helps reader’s conquer their cooking fears with simple, easy to follow recipes.