Espresso Brownie Cake

Have your cake and eat it too… while getting brain benefits from flavanol-rich chocolate, coffee, and a hint of cinnamon.
Serves 4-6
Brain Healthy Ingredients: 

If you don't have buttermilk, you can sour milk with a little bit of lemon juice or white vinegar.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
Preparation: 
  • Heat oven to 400. Spray an 8 or 9 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Heat butter, espresso, and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar and mix.
  • Add buttermilk, egg, baking soda, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  • Stir in chocolate pieces.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Garnish with powdered sugar before serving if desired.