On a more important note, it's been a strange week in New York. I feel so fortunate to have survived the storm unscathed, but I know many people are still without power, some have suffered great loss and the Northeast has a lot of rebuilding to do. I encourage you to donate to the Red Cross if you're looking for a way to help. Every little bit counts. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with clear skies (and a brownie or two).
1/4 cup of butter (1/2 stick), room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons strong coffee
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter with a mixer, then add cocoa and powdered sugar and mix until combined. Mix in hot coffee one tablespoon at a time. You can add more or less depending on what consistency you want the frosting to be. Add vanilla. This makes enough for an 8x8 pan of brownies. Go ahead and double the recipe if you need enough for a 9x13 pan.