Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting 

Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting 

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These Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting taste just as good as a cup of Arabic coffee! The center is perfectly gooey and the cardamom frosting is as heavenly as it gets!

Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting | Recipe Nomad

It’s that time again. After a number of fruity and lemony desserts, Mr. Nomad gets something chocolate-y. He’s a fan of brownies. Huge fan. Me? Um. It’s complicated. I like them fine enough. From the entire pan, I’ll probably have one. A warm freshly baked brownie is good with a cup of coffee.

As for Mr. Nomad a brownie is good with coffee, milk, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as a late night snack, in the car… In his words, there is no right time to have brownie. Every minute of every day is the right time.

This dessert has two elements, the Arabic Coffee Brownies and the Cardamom Chocolate Frosting. Let’s talk about each part separately…

To begin, how do Arabic Coffee Brownies compare to a regular old brownie? Let me just tell you, it’s a million times more amazing. It’s like the adult version of brownies. Adding a bit Arabic coffee makes this good old brownie recipe more refined. More sophisticated shall I say? Don’t have Arabic coffee? Buy some! Or if you’re in the neighborhood pop on by for a cup of coffee and a little take away container of the coffee you can use to make your own Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting. And before you ask me, Can I substitute good ol’ American Coffee or Italian Espresso in place of the Arabic? No! No! No! I said NOO!! (okay actually you can but then it’s called American Coffee Brownie or Italian Coffee Brownie… so no!)Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting | Recipe Nomad

But I didn’t just stop at the Arabic Coffee Brownie. No a brownie this good needs to be dressed up and made to feel special… You know what’s special? Cardamom. After all, it encourages digestion. Does that mean cardamom actually takes away some of the calories from a brownie? Yes it does. Is this true or did I make it up? It doesn’t matter does it? It really doesn’t… All you need to know is the combination of the Arabic Coffee and the chocolate and the cardamom is the most magnificent, heavenly, tastiest, scrumptious, amazing…. way to eat brownies.

 

 

Yields 8x8 Pan

Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting 

These Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting taste just as good as a cup of Arabic coffee! The center is perfectly gooey and the cardamom frosting is as heavenly as it gets!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Arabic Coffee Brownies
  • 4 ounces Butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Dark Cocoa Powder + Unsweetened Cocoa Powder to equal 1/3 cup total
  • 1 tablespoon ground Arabic Coffee
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salty
  • Cardamom Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk ( I use 2%) + 2-3 Tablespoons if needed 
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

    Arabic Coffee Brownie
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Once they are just combined, stir the brownies 20 times.
  3. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread the batter in the pan.
  4. Bake for 18-22 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  6. Cardamom Chocolate Frosting
  7. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamed.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients except the 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Stir to combine before turning on the mixer.
  9. Beat on high for 5 minutes or until the frosting is creamy.
  10. If the frosting is too thick add another tablespoon of milk at a time until it reaches the correct consistency.
  11. Spread over cooled brownies. Store leftover frosting in the refrigerator.
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48 Comments on Arabic Coffee Brownies with Cardamom Chocolate Frosting 

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Thanks Amy! You're too sweet!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Oh you need to use Cardamom! I love it!!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Lucky you! Yes Arabic Coffee is the same as Turkish Coffee, but I believe Arabic Coffee has a bit of cardamom in it. Hope you try this and love it!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Woohoo! Hope they love it as much as we did!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:41 AM

That's a good and delicious plan!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Thank you! I'm sure you'll love it too!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Chocolate and coffee is heaven! Hope you'll make these!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Yes, it's finely ground and powdery. Try the recipe! You're going to love it!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM

It's a perfect compliment to chocolate!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Yes it is! I was shocked how good it is together! And since Arabic coffee has cardamom in it, the frosting is a great compliment.

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Me too! Warm brownies are amazing even if you hate chocolate lol!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM

You're going to love it!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM

It really is unusual but it tastes amazing with the chocolate. If you're unsure about it start by only adding a 1/4 teaspoon and taste it before you add more.

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:22 AM

LOL! You and my husband both! It really is delicious! Let me know what you think after you make it!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 24, 2017 at 10:21 AM

I couldn't agree more!

Nicole said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2017 at 4:12 AM

Chocolate and coffee are great together! This looks delicious!

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Heather said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2017 at 12:04 AM

That frosting looks so smooth and fluffy! I will eat anything chocolate, so I'm excited to try these!

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Kylee said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 11:20 PM

II'm totally into the idea of coffee in everything. The cardamom in the frosting is unusual, but I bet it's amazing. Those brownies look fudgy and dense - and perfect. Yum!

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Manila Spoon said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 10:11 PM

I am such a huge fan of cardamom so when I saw that on the frosting I know this is right up my alley!! This is a must try!

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Renz said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 7:46 PM

We are the same. I would have a piece of brownie as soon as it gets out the oven, after that I would pass. This looks amazing. Love the cardamon addition

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Amy said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 2:26 PM

We don't drink coffee in our house but we definitely eat brownies! And I know that coffee really complements chocolate and brings out the flavor. But what I'm really dreaming about is that cardamom chocolate frosting! Sounds divine!

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Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 1:47 PM

I am not a coffee drinker, so admittedly, the coffee part isn't a huge deal to me - but the cardamom in the chocolate frosting? YES, PLEASE!

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Anne Murphy said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 9:05 AM

I've never tried cardamom in chocolate, but the combination sounds delicious! Isn't the Arabic coffee also ground more finely than most others? I'd think American coffee would get a bit gritty, but I can see this working beautifully!

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Silvia @ Garden in the Kitchen said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Although I haven't tried your brownies, I will 100% agree with you that the Arabica coffee makes these brownies so much better, because that's what coffee does!! haha... I am also a huge fan of coffee and chocolate combo in whichever form, and I think they go so perfect together. The cardamon frosting is just the cherry on top!

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Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Love chocolate cake and your flavor combo sounds so intriguing! I'd love to try this someday!

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Sarah | Away From the Box said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Oh, this sounds heavenly! I've done espresso in cookies before, but I think I'm going to have to track down some arabic coffee just to make this recipe!

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jessica (swanky recipes) said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2017 at 4:43 AM

We have friends visiting us next weekend from out of town. I know that they just love anything chocolate and I usually have fresh baked goods for them to try. I know that they have never had Arabic Coffee Brownies and I can't wait for them to try it, yum!

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Mark, CompassandFork said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 11:36 PM

I have been fortunate enough to travel around Eastern Europe and some parts of the Middle East, where I fell in love with Arabic or Turkish coffee. (It was either that or go without!). But seriously, I did enjoy the taste and viscosity of it and now I miss it. I love the idea of the gooey center of the brownies, just perfect with a coffee.

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Rich Cardamom Chocolate Frosting | Recipe Nomad said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 6:02 AM

[…] delicious Arabic Coffee Brownies is so good it needs to be dressed up and made to feel special… You know what’s special? […]

Stephanie said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 5:46 AM

These look and sound so good.I mean anything involving coffee I can only imagine how good it must taste. Don't know that I've ever used cardamom so need to check that out.

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Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 4:14 AM

I don't think I've ever had cardamom with chocolate. I bet it's delicious! And your frosting looks amazing!

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Sarah @ Champagne Tastes said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 2:46 AM

oooo... I'm with you. I only love brownies when they're hot and just out of the oven, and even then- it's take it or leave it. But COFFEE brownies with CARDAMOM.. well now that's a different story!!! YUM

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Byron Thomas said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2017 at 2:26 AM

I have to confess, I'm on your husband's side. Every minute or hour of day is the perfect time for a brownie. Hahaha! I've never tried one with cardamom before though. Now, I really, really want one. I already have my coffee so I'm craving. LOL

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Only thing better than chocolate and coffee... a pinch of cardamom. So good!!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:37 PM

So much wonderful flavor! Making them again this weekend!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:37 PM

Check Amazon for starters. If there's a middle eastern store near you, they'll definitely have some. And you can probably ask at a middle eastern restaurant if they'll give you a little bit ;)

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:36 PM

And Arabic Coffee! It has a wonderful- super strong and hints of Cardamom!!

Brian Jones said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM

You had me at coffee, such a great flavour to add into a sweet dish as far as I am concerned.

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Amanda said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 12:59 PM

These look really good - I wonder where I can get arabic coffee? I'll have to keep an eye out for that!!

Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM

These do sound so much better than a standard brownie! Holy moly. Love all the flavors going on in here.

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mindy Fewless said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Anything with chocolate AND coffee is a win in my book!! Sounds amazing!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Omg they were so good with the coffee weren't they! Why wait until book club- I'll make some next week!!

Katie said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM

I happened to stop over at Hanady's home when she was making these brownies and was one of the first "taste testers." These brownies melt in your mouth. The flavors of the coffee and cardamom are very delicious. I highly recommend these brownies. Please make them for book club!!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 10:46 AM

I think this can be arranged....

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 20, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Thanks! Let me know if you love them as much as we did!

Holli said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Those look amazing! Can't wait to whip up a batch!

Rhonda Mahs said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:16 AM

Oh, please let these be on the horizon for bookclub soon...

Rhonda Mahs said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2017 at 7:16 AM

Oh, please let these be on the horizon for bookclub soon...

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