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Midnight Espresso Brownies

Delicious and super rich and fudgy, these brownies are the perfect treat for your spooky, grown-up Halloween party
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies


Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons black cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted (2 sticks)
  • 3 each eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 packet espresso powder
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 packet instant espresso powder

Glaze Ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons black cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur optional
  • 1 pinch coarse kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, black cocoa powder, and salt. Add the sugar, butter, and eggs, and whisk until combined. Stir in the coffee liqueur, vanilla extract, and espresso powder.
  • Spread the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan, and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until JUST set. (NOTE: for a cakey brownie, bake for 4 minutes longer.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 8-10 minutes. Place brownies in the refrigerator on a cooling rack, and cool for another 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make the glaze.
  • For the glaze, stir the espresso powder into the hot water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and black cocoa powder. Add the espresso mixture, butter, coffee liqueur, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • Remove the brownies from the refrigerator and spread glaze evenly over the top. Return to the refrigerator, and let cool completely. Cut into 16 equal squares before serving. ENJOY!


  • Be sure to remove the brownies from the oven AS SOON as they are done for the most fudgy brownies.
  • Midnight Espresso Brownies can be made ahead of time and frozen. Pull them out of the freezer 1 day ahead and ice them just before serving! 
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