Java Brownies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 36 brownies


For coffee lovers. You'll love the flavor combination of chocolate and coffee in these frosted brownies.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa, (optional)


flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.

COMBINE water, coffee granules, sugar and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup morsels until smooth. Stir in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in flour mixture. Pour into greased 9-inch-square baking pan.

BAKE in preheated 350° F. oven for 18 to 25 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack.

cream and coffee granules in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until dissolved. Add remaining morsels; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar; stir vigorously until smooth. Chill until spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with cocoa.

Marvelous Mocha Brownies ever made!

by J. Joey , Fort Wayne, IN on Feb. 2010

These brownies are so moist, rich, and simply amazing. I followed the recipe exactly-no changes are needed. My husband, who does not drink coffee tried them and said, ".. taste a little mocha-is there coffee in these brownies?" I am a coffee lover and the java brownies "hit the spot"!

Best Mistake I Ever Made

by E. Esther , Philadelphia, PA on Jan. 2009

The first time I tried making these, I doubled the recipe, and the brownies were heaven! Dense, fudgy, rich - the works. Then I made a single batch a few weeks later and was so disappointed - they came out much more dry and ordinary-tasting. I double-checked the recipe and suddenly realized what I'd done: I'd forgotten to double the eggs when I originally doubled the recipe! So last weekend I made another double recipe with only 3 eggs, and voila - they were as wonderful as they'd been the first time! The moral of the story: If you're making a single batch, try using only 2 eggs, and if you're making a double, DON'T double the eggs.

Great taste!

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

Very flavorful brownies with just the right amount of coffee flavor. Had a hard time getting the icing to "set" so they were very messy, but so very good!


by S. S , HOUSTON, TX on Apr. 2008

I made these exactly except I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the batter. They turned out great especially with the unsweetened cocoa on top. Will be making these for Bunko soon.

Java Brownies - Fabulous!

by L. L , IL on Apr. 2008

Made these brownies for friends on their moving day. What a hit! Especially good served cold, because we had to keep them in a cooler. Great tasting & was asked for the recipe!

java brownies

by B. Brett , Lynchburg, VA on Aug. 2007

These were a great treat for students studying hard. It really wakes them up, apparently in time for tests. Not the cleanest treats to make, but easy.

Java Brownies

by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on May. 2007

We really enjoyed these. It is nice to have coffee dessert that is moist and tasty.

Java Brownies

by s. sharon , BOONVILLE, MO on Mar. 2007

This is a great change for brownies but we omitted the coffee in the icing too because it is too much caffine for kids to consume at one time.

java brownies

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Mar. 2007

Sooooo delicious! Rich, and very satisfying. Great to give for gifts too. Make some today!

chocolate and coffee are so good together

by c. cassandra , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Mar. 2007

this is so rich and so good too. I like to put ice cream one this whin its hot. and so very easy to make too. this is now one of my favorites.