No, not Elvis! A bit of espresso powder gives these a WOW! factor.
1 cup Butter
2 1/4 cups Sugar
1 1/4 cups Cocoa powder, unsweetened Dutch
1 tablespoon Espresso powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
4 large Egg(s)
1 1/2 cups Flour, all-purpose
2 cups Chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350º.
In a microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter.
Add the sugar, stirring to combine.
Stir in the cocoa, espresso powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth.
Add the flour, chips, and optional nuts, again stirring until smooth.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies for 28 to 34 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and barely set in the center.
Remove the brownies from the oven, and cool for at least 1 hour before cutting.