Cake, Recipes

Cappuccino brownies

By Emily Braybrooke

Take your chocolate brownies to the next level with this cappuccino inspired recipe. The sweet white chocolate icing mimics the froth you get on a cappuccino and pairs perfectly with the coffee flavoured brownie.capbrownies

Makes 15 squares

Preparation time- 15 minutes

Baking time- 30-35 minutes


For the brownies-

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 225g softened butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs (lightly beaten before adding to mixture)
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 3 tbsp hot water (cooled)

For the white chocolate icing-

  • 115g white chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 55g softened butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 180c and grease and line an 11 x 7 inch rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  3. Add the butter, sugar, beaten eggs and cooled coffee.
  4. Beat well until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture into your tin, pushing the mixture to the edges and smooth out the top.
  6. Bake in your preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the brownies have risen and are firm to the touch.
  7. Leave the brownies to cool in the tin for ten minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack, removing the greaseproof paper. Wait until the brownies are completely cooled and topped with icing before cutting into squares.capbrownies3
  8. While the brownies are cooling, we can start on the topping.
    Place the chocolate, butter and milk in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until all the chocolate is melted.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool just a little before slowly sifting in the icing sugar and vanilla extract.
  10. Beat until silky and smooth.
  11. Spread the icing over the top of the brownies and top with a dusting of cocoa powder, just like a cappuccino!
  12. Cut your brownies into squares and enjoy.


This recipe is an adaptation from the baking book ‘1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & other tempting treats‘.


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