Cappuccino Brownies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 40 bars

Description

These sophisticated Cappuccino Brownies, with a layer of cream cheese and chocolate whipped cream topping, are the perfect addition to any dessert tray. Brought to you from the kitchens of Dena Rae Gerardi, Helendale, California.

Ingredients

  • BROWNIE LAYER
  • 1 pkg. (1 lb. 3.8-oz. to 1 lb. 7 oz.) brownie mix for 13 x9-inch pan
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • TOPPING
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Lightly coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

FOR BROWNIE LAYER:
PREPARE
brownie mix according to package directions for fudgy brownies. Stir in mini morsels. Spread into prepared pan.

FOR CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
BEAT
cream cheese, granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of Taster’s Choice in small mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Using a teaspoon, dollop cream cheese mixture on top of brownie layer.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until cream cheese mixture appears set and brownie portion is shiny. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR TOPPING:
HEAT
whipping cream in small saucepan just to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in remaining Taster’s Choice until dissolved. Add in semi-sweet morsels and remaining vanilla extract until melted. Transfer whipping cream mixture to medium bowl. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until thickened. Spread over top of brownies; refrigerate until serving time.

TO SERVE: Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars with wet knife. Cover; refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Cappucino Brownies

by L. LIZ , Kasota, MN on Jun. 2010

These are by far the best brownies I have EVER made. They are rich and decadent and taste so good. I make these only for very special occasions because they are that good. Try them if you love coffee and chocolate together. You will not be disappointed.

Graduate's Mom

by P. Pat , , on Jul. 2009

This was very easy and enjoyed by all! The only hard part was trying to make sure that the center of the brownies had baked. I was a little concerned about over baking them as stated in the other reviews.

Easy & Good

by N. Norma , Sylmar, CA on Aug. 2008

These were excellent in taste and looked great too. Not like regukar brownies that crumble.

easy to make

by J. Jennifer , BRIGHTON, MI on May. 2008

I found these to be very easy to make. They were very good but very rich. A little went a very long way.

Good Brownies!

by S. Susan , GRASS LAKE, MI on May. 2008

My family liked these good brownies.

Great for Coffee Lovers

by S. Sarah , FAYETTEVILLE, GA on May. 2008

This brownie is an excellent twist on an old classic. Coffee lovers will love this combination of chocolate and coffee.

too much chocalate

by T. Tom , PINEHURST, NC on May. 2008

This is more like fudge then a brownie,

Rich and Decadent

by G. G , on May. 2008

Ahhhhh, this is such a rich brownies! Perfect combination of chocolate and coffee. I had only two tablespoons of instant coffee, so I used instant espresso powder for the remaining three tablespoons.

Sinfully Rich

by J. Joanne , BAIRD, TX on Apr. 2008

So rich and so very good! Pretty easy to make and worth the time. The cappuccino flavor is a real nice compliment to a good cup of coffee!

yummy

by K. Khatija , ALLENTOWN, PA on Apr. 2008

We really enjoyed them.They were excellent.