Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Tortes

A brownie torte reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate with flavors of coffee, cinnamon, and chili powder!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
8 2-layer brownie tortes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package brownie mix (such as Betty Crocker®)

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red chile pepper

  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Stir brownie mix, oil, eggs, and water together in a bowl until well blended. Pour batter into the pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Let brownies cool completely, at least 20 minutes.

  4. Beat cream in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat until fully incorporated. Beat in cinnamon and ground chile pepper.

  5. Cut brownies into an even number of circles using a cookie cutter. Poke small holes into brownies with a toothpick. Brush on coffee, making sure it seeps into the brownie. Spread cinnamon-chile whipped cream on top, cover with another brownie circle, and pipe or spread more whipped cream on top. Repeat with the remaining brownies and whipped cream.

Cook's Notes:

Use plain chile powder without added spices.

You can use espresso in place of coffee if desired.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making brownies are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

645 Calories
47g Fat
57g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 214mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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