Starbucks Copycat Espresso Brownies Recipe


10 tablespoons salted butter (see notes)
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into pieces
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup ground espresso (see notes)
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cup all purpose flour

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350ªF. Spray an 8×8 square baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan half way full with water and heat over medium heat. Place a glass bowl over the saucepan so that it rests in the saucepan without touching the water. Add the butter and chocolate and allow to melt completely. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the sugar and espresso grounds and continue to mix until the sugar is completely mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting until each is incorporated before adding in the next. Add the cocoa powder along with the flour and mix until *JUST* incorporated. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top. Bake the brownies for 30-38 minutes. I baked mind for 35 minutes exactly and they were slightly underdone and extra fudgy, which is exactly how we like them. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before removing from baking dish. Serve warm.

  • If using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • I purchase whole espresso beans and then grind them on the ‘espresso’ setting of the grocery store coffee grinders.

Original recipe and Nutrition Facts visit: Starbucks Copycat Espresso Brownies @

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