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25 March, 2014

Midnight Brownies

Posted in : Desserts on by : hdcook



I LOVE Brownies~I mean really who doesn’t love brownies~they are delicious and a chocolate lovers dream and its like an American dessert that every house hold in USA has had weather if its store bought or homemade. I do have a bone to pick with some brownie recipes or in-fact most of them, I find that the cocoa to sugar ratio is uneven~I mean brownies are all about the  chocolate right? I mean they are called brownies because of chocolate, and I find that all brownie recipes I come across with have just ~WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR~if your reading this you know I’m right. Chocolate in its natural form is bitter and not sweet and finding that brownies having 1 1/2 cup of sugar is I think way  too much sugar~it should not be sweet~it should be chocolate-y and slightly sweet~your showcasing the delicious and chocolate-y taste of chocolate not sugar if your show-casing sugar then it would be a sugar bar~again~you know I am right.

My Midnight Brownies does justice in showcasing the chocolate-y and delicious taste of what I think “ TRUE BROWNIES” should be~chocolate-y, fudgy and cakey~using Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa and a teaspoon of instant coffee granules~My midnight brownies are or should I say “IS” I think what a real brownie taste like, adding the instant coffee heightens and highlights more of  the true chocolate of my midnight brownies~just take my word for it~I am calling my self now a true brownie connoisseur. My Midnight Brownies are the true brownies and what a brownie should be~Less sugar~more Chocolate-y, fudgy and above all cakey.


Midnight Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8-12 Squares


  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar, plus 4 tablespoons
  • 3/4 Cup dark chocolate cocoa unsweetened (Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chip


  1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees. Butter and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. in a small sauce pan melt 10 Tablespoons of butter, transfer to a bowl, add dark chocolate cocoa, granulated sugars, and coffee granules, and whisk together to combine, add the salt and vanilla extract and whisk to combine, add eggs one at a time mixing well into the chocolate mixture with each egg. In another bowl whisk together flour and baking powder, add in semi-sweet chocolate chips and whisk to combine, add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture folding flour into the chocolate till there is no more streaks of flour. Spread evenly on the pan, smooth the top and bake for 25 minutes. Let it cool on the cooking rack and in pan completely before cutting and serving.
  2. Note; For a more fudgier brownies use only 2 eggs
  3. In addition to semi-sweet chocolate you can add nuts or fruit 1/2 cup of your choice.

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