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. 
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Course: Brownies
Cuisine: Chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 242

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. 

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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: 195IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.7mg