Decadent Fusion Dessert: Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies

Welcome to a world of rich indulgence with our Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies, a dessert that beautifully combines the gooey texture of mochi with the deep, aromatic flavors of espresso and chocolate. These brownies offer a unique twist on the traditional recipe, incorporating glutinous rice flour for that distinctive mochi chewiness, enriched with the nutty depth of browned butter and the bold kick of espresso. Each bite is a perfect harmony of textures and flavors, making these brownies an irresistible treat for coffee and chocolate enthusiasts alike.

Why You’ll Love This?

If you’re seeking a dessert that breaks away from the ordinary, these brownies are a revelation. The marriage of brown butter and espresso infuses these treats with a sophisticated flavor profile, while the mochi element introduces an enjoyably chewy texture. These brownies are a delightful way to impress guests or to savor a luxurious moment of indulgence on your own.

Perfect Occasion:

Our Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies are ideal for special occasions, coffee-themed gatherings, or as an elegant addition to any dessert spread. They also make a memorable gift when presented in a beautiful box or tin. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or any celebration where you want to offer something unique and delightful, these brownies will undoubtedly steal the show.

Decoration Tips:

To create an elegant presentation, dust the brownies with a fine layer of powdered sugar or cocoa powder once they’ve cooled. For an extra coffee boost, consider topping each brownie with a coffee bean or a drizzle of caramel sauce. Serving them on a stylish platter alongside freshly brewed coffee or a glass of milk will elevate the dessert experience even further.


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ to 1 tsp instant espresso (double if using instant coffee)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups milk (coconut milk/cream preferred)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (plus more for topping)


  1. Begin by browning the butter in a pan, whisking continuously until it turns a deep golden color. Allow it to cool slightly.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooled browned butter with both sugars.
  3. Add the instant espresso (or coffee), vanilla extract, and eggs to the bowl, whisking until well incorporated.
  4. Pour in the milk and mix until the batter is smooth and uniform in texture.
  5. Sift in the cocoa powder, glutinous rice flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until just combined.
  6. Gently fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Transfer the batter into a 9-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top for an extra indulgent finish.
  8. Bake the brownies at 350°F (175°C) for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Treat yourself to the sublime pleasure of our Brown Butter Espresso Mochi Brownies, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for something sweet, chewy, and infused with delightful coffee flavors. Whether you’re sharing them with loved ones or relishing a quiet moment of indulgence, these brownies are a fusion dessert masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression. Enjoy each bite of this decadent creation and savor the unique blend of flavors that make these brownies truly extraordinary.


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