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Last Days of Summer..Chocolate Coffee Brownie Cake

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Preparing a dessert for my August 15th beach picnic ..so many recipes to choose from…

.. chocolate, coffee and coconut make the perfect delectable sweet..

Chocolate  Coffee Coconut Brownie Cake

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup dried, shredded coconut plus 1 tblsp for topping

2 eggs

2 tablespoons espresso coffee

2 tblsps powdered instant coffee

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

2 tblsps bittersweet cocoa powder plus two tablespoons for topping

Blend butter and sugar with electric mixer till butter is soft and creamy and sugar blended in.  Add in eggs, 5 tblsps milk.

Place in sifted flour, cocoa powder,  vanilla baking powder.  Mix all till well blended, then place in  shredded coconut, powdered instant coffee. Stir till all blended.

Line a round 8 inch pan with parchment paper and place in mixture. Bake in oven preheated to 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons powdered cocoa,powdered sugar and hot espresso coffee,. When brownies are finished, turn off oven heat and  leave in oven and place this topping on top.  Leave in hot oven  (turned off) for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool, cut into slices. Mix 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut with 2 tsps powdered instant coffee, and sprinkle on top of each brownie slice just before serving.

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