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“This simple recipe dresses up plain brownie mix and makes it into something special.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For cake
  • 2 (20 ounce) boxes brownie mix (I use Duncan Hines double fudge brownie mix)
  • 3 eggs
  • 23 cup water
  • 23 cup vegetable oil
  • For frosting
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee, ground up with spoon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together cake ingredients until smooth.
  3. Grease and flour 2 10"-diameter round pans, line them with wax paper which has also been greased and floured.
  4. Bake for 23 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Chill for one hour.
  6. For frosting:
  7. Chill a mixing bowl and, with an electric mixer, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
  8. Then, while mixing, gradually add sugar and coffee. Continue beating until stiff.
  9. Place one pan of brownies on a cake plate and use just short of half the frosting to ice the top and sides.
  10. Then, place other pan of brownies on top of first layer and use remaining icing on top and sides of the cake.

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