I love making brownies, and much though I love a simple chocolate brownie, I like experimenting with different flavours! As my husband is a total coffee nut, he suggested a marbled chocolate brownie/coffee blondie combination, and I think this recipe is a total winner! Plus, you’d never know it’s gluten free. The only point of debate is whether to call them “chocolate cappuccino brownies” or “mochaccino brownies”… Thoughts?
Gluten-free Chocolate Cappuccino Brownies Recipe
The ingredients for your gluten free brownies:
For this recipe, you will need:
- 75g dark chocolate
- 75g butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 75g gluten free plain flour
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 3 eggs
- 1tsp instant coffee
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1/4tsp xantham gum (optional)
How to make gluten free mochaccino brownies:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line the base of a 20cm X 20cm tin.
2. Melt the chocolate (I microwave it for 20 second bursts until melted, or you can melt in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water).
3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy, then beat in the eggs. Add the flour, xantham gum, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix until smooth.
4. Split the mix between two bowls. Mix in the melted chocolate to one bowl, and the coffee to the other.
5. Dollop the two mixtures into the tin and swirl together slightly. Don’t mix too much though, or you won’t get the contrasting flavours of the two mixes!
6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. 30 minutes will get you a more cakey texture, 25 minutes a more fudgey texture. Let the mix cool in the tin.
Tips and tricks for your gluten free chocolate cappuccino brownies:
This recipe will make 12 – 16 gluten free chocolate cappuccino brownies, depending on how you cut it, and it takes about 20 minutes to prepare, plus cooking time.
If you’re not bothered about being gluten free, substitute the gluten free flour for normal flour and leave out the xantham gum.
You want your coffee brownie mix to taste strongly of coffee in order for the finished product to have a good coffee flavour, so I recommend tasting the batter. If the uncooked mix doesn’t have a good hit of coffee flavour to it, add more instant coffee powder until it does!
More gluten-free baking recipes:
If you enjoyed these gluten-free mochaccino brownies, you might be interested in trying some of my other gluten-free baking recipes – check out these deliciously chocolatey gluten-free rocky roads, or this recipe for the best gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies.