Keto modified Brownies - Fudgy Dark Chocolate Espresso (Grain free, Gluten Free, Legume Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

30 min




For the Brownie

For the Mocha Frosting 
  • ¼ cup of Pastured Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup of Pastured Butter, softened
  • ¼ cup of Strong Hot Coffee
  • ¾ cup of Sucanat or Palm Sugar - KETO - quarter cup of Lakanto Golden


For the Brownie
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Ensure eggs are at room temperature. You may run them under warm water for about 10 seconds while shelled.
  3. Gently melt the semisweet chocolate and butter in a double boiler. You may use the microwave at 50% heat at 30 second intervals with intermittent stirring.
  4. Stir in the coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  5. Measure the coconut flour and sugar and add to a food processor. Give a few pulses to make a superfine texture.
  6. Sift together the superfine coconut flour, sugar, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Beat the eggs and add the dry ingredients. Beat until combined
  8. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and beat until incorporated.
  9. Pour the batter into the lined 8x8 pan.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350F until a toothpick inserted into the center of the batter comes out clean.
  11. When done, remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes.

For the Mocha Frosting
  1. Measure the sugar and add to the food processor. Give a few pulses to make a superfine texture.
  2. Gently heat the sugar with the ¼ cup of melted butter and coffee until dissolved or mostly dissolved.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours. It will look terrible at this stage, but don't despair. It is beneficial, but not necessary, to mix every now and then while cooling.
  4. When the mixture is cold enough, beat in the softened butter 1T at a time on high speed. I find the hand mixer best for this task.


Brownies can go so many ways. Cakey or fudgy? These are the fudgy type. Wicked rich and fudgy. Gooey or chewy? Hmm..maybe a little of both. Cutability? Uh..yes, you can easily cut them without destroying the brownie after it properly cools. Waah... who can wait? Fact is they hold together, melt in your mouth, and tastes like stairway to heaven.

I smeared mocha frosting on it because I’m bad and I love coffee.