Irish Cream Brownies

Thick and rich chocolate brownies made with a hint of Irish Cream and espresso powder.  But it doesn’t stop there!  These brownies are then topped with 

a decadent Irish Cream frosting.  A dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings!

Chocolate Irish cream brownies covered in an Irish cream frosting!

I had the best post to share with you.  It was quite charming and would have hooked you with the very first line.  You would have been leaning forward, fervently reading; anxious to find out how it was all going to end.

Rich chocolaty Irish Cream brownies with Irish Cream frosting.

You probably would’ve bitten a few nails right to the quick.  That’s how utterly suspenseful this post was going to be.  Tears would have been shed no doubt.  But they would’ve been both tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

Irish Cream Chocolate Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting

You probably would’ve bookmarked this post to reread after you composed yourself.  At which point you probably would’ve emailed it to all your friends so they too could be enthralled.  Yes, it would have been an epic post.

Chocolate Irish cream brownies with Irish cream frosting.

 Want to know what happened to THAT post?  Me too.  It disappeared far into the recesses of my mind.  I had it written word for word in my head last night.  One minute I was chuckling at my own wit, the next thing I knew I was dreaming.  When I awoke, everything was gone.  Not only had I forgotten the words, but I forgot the topic.  A tragic turn to say the least.

Chocolate Irish cream brownies with Irish cream frosting.

I wish I could say I’d been drinking the night before as a feeble explanation as to why my memory failed me!  But I have no such excuses.  I have learned one valuable lesson.  Always go to bed with a pen and paper!

Since I have no prose to speak of, I should probably spend the rest of the time talking about these brownies!  These are one of my most favorite brownies-especially if you are an Irish Cream lover like myself!  The brownies are very rich with just a hint of espresso and healthy dose of Irish cream.  The frosting is thick and sweet!  You could leave it off if you must, but I don’t recommend it.  It is sinfully delicious.  It is a nice contrast to the bittersweet chocolate brownie.


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Irish Cream Brownies
For the brownies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
For the frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoon Irish Cream
  • 4 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 in. pan and set aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Stir in sugar and return to microwave for a minute or until mixture is glossy. Stir in Irish Cream.
  3. Stir in cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla and coffee. Stir in eggs until blended. Carefully add flour and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 28 minutes or until edges are set. Let brownies cool completely before frosting.
  4. To prepare the frosting:
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixture, beat butter until creamy. Carefully mix in powdered sugar. Add Irish cream and heavy cream, adjusting the amount until you achieve a good spreading consistency.
  6. Makes 24 bars.


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39 Responses

  1. Good grief girl! Those down right dangerous!!! Man, I wish I had a pan to dive into right now! Pinning :-)

    • Very dangerous for the hips Jocelyn! I should know! Thanks for pinning!

  2. totally love these and as I just made some homemade, sugar-free Bailey’s, I plan to make a low carb version of these. Will give you a shout-out when I do! :)

    • I hope you like them as much as we did Carolyn! Thank you!

  3. These sound amazing, Tanya! They tell their own story, no witty prose needed! Pinned :)

  4. This is probably the best brownie variation I’ve ever seen, that frosting alone would keep me busy for hours!!

    • I think they are the best, but I’m 100% biased! Thank you Sue!

    • Me and your wife both! Thank you Michael!

  5. A picture is worth a thousand riveting words, so you probably came out ahead anyway. Feeling faint at the sight of these….thanks for posting on TK!

  6. Wow Tanya, these look so freaking good! We are on the same wavelength … Irish Cream & Guinness 😀

  7. YUM!! Those look so amazing Tanya….I must make these very soon! I love this time of year, and everything Bailey’s.

  8. Ahhhhh! I hate it when that happens! I compose thngs in my head while I’m n the shower all the time and lose half of it before I get all the soap outta my hair. Or while on the treadmill!
    But anyway.
    Geez Tanya. What would it take to get you to mail me one a these?

  9. they look delish! i love the frosting!

  10. Tanya, these look so amazing! I am really hungry for one right this very minute. I hope I get a chance to try the recipe soon.

  11. I pinned these yesterday from your Facebook feed. I am most definitely going to make a batch. I love Bailey’s! And chocolate…

    • I hope you do Jill! We devoured them! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Now I’m dying to know the story and I bet you are too again! Love the frosting to bar ratio in these little babies!

    • Its’ gone. I’ll never know what that story was. I’m all about the frosting Julie!

  13. Ha! We’ll let it slide, Tanya….these brownies speak for themselves! :) By the way – I totally had these on my list of St. Patrick’s Day recipes, but looks like you covered them beautifully!

  14. These are my kind of brownies! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Thank you Kristen! Can’t go wrong with Irish Cream!

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