No mixer or beater is needed, just a spatula or spoon and a whisk. Make them in a round pan, like us, or use a square pan. Just watch out during the last 10 minutes of baking to make sure they do not over-bake.
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped or chips
1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch cake pan with a little butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Place the chocolate chips and instant coffee granules into a large mixing bowl. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat (do not allow to brown). Once melted, immediately add the butter to the chocolate chips and coffee. Stir with a spatula until the chocolate has melted. Stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
Switch to a whisk then mix in the eggs, one at a time, whisking until incorporated. Whisk in vanilla. Stir in the flour and salt until just incorporated, there is no need to beat heavily.
Pour the batter into the greased pan, smooth the top and scatter the sliced almonds over batter. Bake until you can insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool in the pan before slicing.