6 Enchanting Coffee-Flavored Glazes and Fillings to Bake Today

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2. Brownies With Coffee Glaze

Food Network’s recipe gives these brownies a java glaze by mixing Kahlúa, a coffee-flavored liqueur, with vanilla extract, unsalted butter, and powdered sugar. You can also use Tia Maria, a coffee liqueur that comes from Jamaica, in this delicious dessert recipe. Looking to add a little something extra to your dish? You’ll be in java jubilee if you whip up this Simply Recipes coffee ice cream to serve with it.


  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup finely ground espresso beans
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  • ¼ cup Kahlúa or other coffee liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour 9 x 12-inch baking pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper; butter, and flour paper. Combine chocolate, butter, espresso, and salt in top of double boiler over simmering water. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cool. In large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add melted chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.

Gently fold in flour, just until it disappears. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool brownies on rack 1 hour. Whisk Kahlúa, vanilla, and butter in small bowl until well-blended. Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth icing forms. Spread over brownies and let set at least 1 hour before cutting.

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