Boozy Baileys Brownies

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 

 

Chocolate brownies are an absolute favourite in our house – and they’re my go-to recipe whenever I need a quick and yummy chocolate treat. BUT! Sometimes you just want an adults-only treat that can’t be pinched by a cheeky toddler… which brings me to these fabulously delicious Baileys Brownies. Just think… your favourite rich chocolate brownie recipe but made with Baileys Irish Cream, with a Baileys chocolate fudge frosting and a sprinkle of sea salt on top. Can I get a heck yes!?

 

Chocolate brownies with frosting being cut up on a chopping board.

 

A one-bowl boozy Baileys brownies recipe… that’s as easy as 1.2.3!

These brownies could not possibly be any easier to make! All it takes is 3 simple steps.

 

Step 1 – Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave

A bowl with butter and a bowl with dark chocolate melts

 

Step 2 – Whisk through the Baileys, vanilla extract, caster sugar and eggs

1 bowl of Baileys irish cream, 1 bowl of caster sugar, 2 eggs and a bottle of vanilla extract.

 

Step 3 – Fold through the plain flour, bi-carbonate soda, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt

A bowl of plain flour, a bowl of cocoa powder and a sprinkle of bi-carbonate soda and salt.

 

See… 3 super simple steps to the perfect brownie!!! And then it’s time to make the Baileys chocolate fudge frosting! 

 

The steps for making baileys brownies with irish cream frosting.

 

Double the trouble Baileys Brownies

Baileys in the brownies… tick!

Baileys in the frosting… tick!

This recipe could not get any better, could it!? And trust me… the frosting is going to BLOW YOUR MIND!

 

A cake stand with chocolate frosted brownies with a bottle of Baileys in the background.

 

Baileys chocolate fudge frosting

This frosting is AMAZING… and all you’ll need is 1 bowl, a whisk and a few basic ingredients:

 

Simply whisk them all together in a bowl until smooth and creamy, spread over the still warm brownie and sprinkle with extra sea salt flakes (the salt really brings out the chocolate flavour… trust me on this one!). 

 

A piece of Baileys brownie on a cake plate with Irish cream in the background.

 

More Baileys Irish cream recipes

If you love Baileys Irish cream… then you’re going to want to check out these recipes too!

… did I mention that I love Baileys recipes!??

 

A piece of brownie with chocolate icing on a white and gold plate with a bottle of Baileys behind it.

 

How to store brownies

You can store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. It’s best NOT to keep them in the fridge as they’ll dry out. Brownies are a great option when you need to make a recipe a few days ahead of time as they’ll still taste AMAZING!

You can also freeze brownies for up to 3 months in an airtight container (or wrapped well in foil and covered in plastic wrap). 

 

A half eaten piece of chocolate brownie bar.

 

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE BAILEYS BROWNIES

 

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 

Baileys Brownies - Conventional Method

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Brownies
Cuisine: Chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

For the Baileys brownies

  • 70 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 220 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) Baileys irish cream
  • 150 g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • pinch of salt

For the Baileys chocolate frosting

  • 45 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g (1 cup) icing sugar
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 45 g Baileys Irish cream
  • sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 20cm X 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the chocolate and butter into a microwave-safe bowl and melt on 50% power for 2- 3 minutes or until just melted (stir every 30 seconds). Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Add the eggs and whisk through. 
  • Add the sugar, vanilla extract and Baileys and whisk through. 
  • Sift over the plain flour, cocoa powder and bi-carbonate soda, add the salt and fold through the chocolate mixture. 
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out slightly moist. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before frosting. 
  • To make the frosting, whisk the melted butter, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, icing sugar (sifted), cocoa powder (sifted) and Baileys Irish cream together in a bowl until smooth and creamy. 
  • Spread the frosting over the brownies, sprinkle over the sea salt flakes and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
 
This recipe is made with alcoholic Baileys Irish Cream and is therefore an adults-only dessert. 
 
If you don't have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat on a cooktop. 
 
There's no need for a stand-mixer or beaters - simply whisk the wet ingredients together and then fold through the dry ingredients with a spoon or spatula. 
 
Adding sea salt to sweet recipes - sea salt really brings out the flavour of sweet recipes (especially chocolate recipes). The sea salt sprinkled over the top of this brownie adds an amazing contrast flavour to the sweet and creamy brownies and frosting. 
 

You can store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Do NOT to keep them in the fridge as they’ll dry out. These can be made ahead of time. 

You can also freeze brownies for up to 3 months in an airtight container (or wrapped well in foil and covered in plastic wrap). 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 3.9% | Calcium: 1.5% | Iron: 9.5%
Did you try this recipe?Mention @BakePlaySmileBlog or tag #BakePlaySmile!

 

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 

Baileys Brownies - Thermomix Method

A rich and deliciously boozy chocolate Baileys Brownies recipe made with Irish cream liqueur and topped with a smooth chocolate frosting. 
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Brownies
Cuisine: Chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

For the Baileys brownies

  • 70 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 220 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) Baileys irish cream
  • 150 g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • pinch of salt

For the Baileys chocolate frosting

  • 45 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g (1 cup) icing sugar
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 45 g Baileys Irish cream
  • sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 20cm X 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the chocolate and butter into the Thermomix bowl and melt for 3 minutes, 50 degrees, Speed 2. Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Add the eggs and mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds. 
  • Add the sugar, vanilla extract and Baileys and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. 
  • Add the plain flour, cocoa powder and bi-carbonate soda and salt and fold mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds, Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out slightly moist. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before frosting. 
  • To make the frosting, melt the butter for 2 minutes, 50 degrees, Speed 2. Add the vanilla extract, pinch of salt, icing sugar, cocoa powder and Baileys Irish cream and mix for 20 seconds, Speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat once more (or until smooth and creamy). 
  • Spread the frosting over the brownies, sprinkle over the sea salt flakes and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
 
This recipe is made with alcoholic Baileys Irish Cream and is therefore an adults-only dessert. 
 
If you don't have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat on a cooktop. 
 
There's no need for a stand-mixer or beaters - simply whisk the wet ingredients together and then fold through the dry ingredients with a spoon or spatula. 
 
Adding sea salt to sweet recipes - sea salt really brings out the flavour of sweet recipes (especially chocolate recipes). The sea salt sprinkled over the top of this brownie adds an amazing contrast flavour to the sweet and creamy brownies and frosting. 
 

You can store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Do NOT to keep them in the fridge as they’ll dry out. These can be made ahead of time. 

You can also freeze brownies for up to 3 months in an airtight container (or wrapped well in foil and covered in plastic wrap). 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 3.9% | Calcium: 1.5% | Iron: 9.5%
Did you try this recipe?Mention @BakePlaySmileBlog or tag #BakePlaySmile!

Sea salt sprinkled over the top of a piece of chocolate slice.

A bottle of Baileys irish cream behind 3 pieces of chocolate brownie.

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