Delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies Recipe

Are you looking to add an extra level of indulgence to your dessert menu? Look no further than this Bailey’s Irish Cream layered brownies recipe! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I can attest that these brownies are the perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day feast or simply as a decadent treat for any occasion.

Our recipe turns the classic chocolate brownie into a gourmet layered dessert featuring three layers of rich chocolate goodness and boozy Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. The bottom layer is a fluffy Irish cream brownie, the middle is a Baileys cheesecake layer, and the top is a cocoa powder dusted chocolate ganache.

Whether you’re hosting a crowd or satisfying your sweet tooth solo, these brownies are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and happy. So pour yourself a glass of Baileys on the rocks, grab your favorite mixing bowl, and let’s get started on making these creamy and perfect brownies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Layered Brownies
Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I know that nothing screams indulgence and satisfaction like a rich and decadent dessert. That’s why I am excited to share with you my Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies recipe, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings.

Are you a fan of dense chocolate brownies? How about smooth cream cheese frosting? Or maybe you need something boozy to celebrate St. Patrick’s day? This recipe turns classic chocolate brownies into a gourmet layered dessert, complete with three layers of chocolatey goodness and a creamy frosting infused with Irish cream liqueur.

The first layer consists of the classic chocolate brownie mix, with a crunchy exterior and a pillowy center. This layer is infused with two generous cups of chocolate chips, giving it an added level of depth and richness that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

But we don’t stop there; the second layer is where things get interesting. A fluffy cheesecake layer infused with Irish cream liqueur, adds a subtle sweetness and tanginess that complements the dense chocolate flavor without overpowering it.

Finally, the third layer is a buttery smooth Irish cream frosting infused with just enough boozy kick to make these brownies distinctive. This indulgent frosting takes an already delicious brownie to another level.

Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying them on your own, these brownies will satisfy every sweet craving imaginable. Trust me; one bite is all it takes to fall in love with this recipe – it’s simply irresistible!

Ingredient List

 A heavenly treat for chocolate and Bailey's lovers alike.
A heavenly treat for chocolate and Bailey’s lovers alike.

Here’s what you need to make Baileys Irish Cream Layered Brownies:

For the Brownie Base:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

For the Irish Cream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Note: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before preparing the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Layers of decadent brownie, creamy Bailey's filling, and rich chocolate ganache.
Layers of decadent brownie, creamy Bailey’s filling, and rich chocolate ganache.

Let’s get to the most exciting part of this article, the How-To! These Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies require three layers: a chocolate brownie base layer, a middle cheesecake layer with Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, and a top layer of creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting.

Brownie Layer

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Melt 1 cup of butter and 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips in a bowl over simmering water.
  • In another bowl, whisk together 4 eggs and 2 cups of sugar until combined.
  • Add in the chocolate and butter mixture and stir well.
  • Sift in 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Cheesecake Layer

  • Beat 8 oz of cream cheese (softened) until smooth.
  • Mix in 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 egg, followed by 1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur.
  • Gently spoon the cheesecake mixture over the brownie layer.

Frosting Layer

  • In a separate bowl, beat together 5 tbsp softened butter, 3 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, and 3 cups confectioners’ sugar.
  • Spread the frosting over the cheesecake layer until completely covered.

Baking Instructions

  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool to room temperature before cutting into squares.

These indulgent brownies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any time you want to impress your guests with something sweet and boozy.

Substitutions and Variations

 Warning: this recipe may cause serious cravings.
Warning: this recipe may cause serious cravings.

Hey there folks! If you’re feeling adventurous or just want to change things up, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to this recipe. Don’t hesitate to experiment with the flavors and textures until you find your perfect match.

– Gluten-Free Option: Swap the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend.

– Dairy-Free Option: Replace the butter and cream cheese with vegan butter and cream cheese alternatives.

– Nutty Twist: Add some chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds on top of the cream frosting.

– Chocolate Chip Brownies: Mix in some chocolate chips into the chocolate brownie batter before baking.

– Mousse Brownies: For a lighter texture, remove the cheesecake layer and instead add a layer of chocolate mousse.

– Cheesecake Swirl: Use half of the brownie mix to line the bottom of the pan, then add a layer of cheesecake mix. Top with the other half of the brownie mix and swirl lightly with a toothpick to create a marbled effect.

– Buttercream Frosting: Substitute the Irish Cream frosting with a rich vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting.

See? The possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this classic recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 A match made in heaven: Bailey's Irish Cream and chocolate.
A match made in heaven: Bailey’s Irish Cream and chocolate.

One of the best things about Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies is that they can be served in so many different ways. The classic way to enjoy them is on their own, as a decadent dessert. However, there are many creative ways to serve and pair these delicious brownies.

If you’re serving them for a special occasion or party, consider cutting them into bite-sized pieces and arranging them on a platter for easy snacking. They are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or any holiday gathering.

Another option is to pair them with a cup of coffee or tea, either for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. The creamy and rich irish cream flavor of the brownies pairs perfectly with hot beverages, making it an excellent accompaniment to your favorite drink.

For an extra indulgent treat, consider topping the brownies with whipped cream or ice cream. A drizzle of chocolate ganache will make them even more irresistible. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a scoop of baileys-flavored ice cream for the ultimate boozy brownie experience.

Finally, if you want to take things to another level, serve these brownies alongside a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur or your favorite cocktail. The combination of irish cream flavors in both the brownies and the drink will be sure to please any adult palate.

In conclusion, Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies are incredibly versatile and can be served in so many different ways. Whether on their own, paired with coffee or tea, topped with whipped cream or ice cream or even alongside a baileys cocktail – they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready for a taste explosion with every bite.
Get ready for a taste explosion with every bite.

Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies can be made ahead of time and stored for several days. They are also easy to reheat without sacrificing the rich flavor and moist texture. Here are some tips to help you make, store and reheat these scrumptious brownies:


Brownies are a great make-ahead dessert because they stay moist and fudgy for several days. You can prepare the brownies up to two days in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you’re making the brownies for a party or special occasion, prepare them the night before so that the flavors have time to meld together.


Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies can be stored at room temperature for up to three days, but it’s best to store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh longer. If you don’t plan on eating all of the brownies right away, wrap individual pieces tightly in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer for up to six months.


To reheat your brownies, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the brownies from their storage container and place them on a baking sheet. Cover with aluminum foil and bake them for 10-12 minutes if refrigerated or 20-25 minutes if frozen. Once reheated, let them cool slightly before serving.

With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies whenever you want, with minimal effort. Whether you’re serving them fresh from the oven or reheated after being stored, these delicious brownies will always hit the spot!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect indulgent dessert for a special occasion or just because.
The perfect indulgent dessert for a special occasion or just because.

Want to achieve perfect results with your Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies? Here are some helpful tips and tricks that will elevate your baking game.

1. Use good quality ingredients

One of the keys to making any dessert taste great is to use quality ingredients. For this recipe, make sure to use fresh eggs, high-quality chocolate chips, and good quality butter to achieve a rich and indulgent flavor.

2. Room Temperature Cream Cheese

When making the cream cheese frosting for the Brownies, make sure the cream cheese is brought to room temperature. Doing this will ensure that the frosting comes out smooth and creamy without any lumps.

3. Don’t Overmix the Batter

While mixing the brownie batter, avoid overworking it too much as this can cause tough and dry brownies. Mix until just combined then stop. This tip will help you get perfect fudgy texture of brownies every single time!

4. Sift Dry Ingredients

Sifting together dry ingredients – such as flour, cocoa powder, and salt – not only removes lumps but also aerates them so that they blend better with wet ingredients giving you soft fluffy brownies.

5. Cool Completely before Frosting

Before spreading frosting onto your brownies make sure they are completely cool from oven or else your frosting will melt into a gooey mess rather than sitting on top of them nicely.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to make amazing Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies that are sure to impress anyone at parties or family gatherings!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion. It combines the richness of chocolate with the smoothness of Bailey’s Irish Cream, creating a decadent and delicious treat that everyone will love.

With its fluffy layers of chocolate and cream cheese, topped with a creamy Irish cream frosting and chocolate ganache, this recipe turns classic chocolate brownies into a gourmet layered dessert that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any special occasion.

Whether you’re looking for a boozy Baileys dessert or just craving some indulgent chocolate brownies, this recipe has everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. And with its simple ingredient list and easy-to-follow instructions, even novice bakers can create perfect and fluffy Irish cream brownies at home.

So why not give this recipe a try? Whip up a batch of these Brownies today and experience the indulgent flavors of Bailey’s Irish cream for yourself. Trust me when I say; your taste buds will thank you.

Bailey's Irish Cream Layered Brownies

Bailey’s Irish Cream Layered Brownies Recipe

from "spice girl" -
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 9x13 pan
Calories 184.3kcal


Chocolate batter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream Layer

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons bailey's irish cream


  • Place butter and chocolate into a medium saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly coat with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat sugar and eggs together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until lightened and fluffy (approximately 4 minutes). Add flour and salt gradually. Fold in the melted chocolate mixture.
  • Combine cream cheese and sugar in another medium bowl. Beat until creamy. Add egg and liqueur and beat.
  • Pour half of the chocolate batter into the pan. Spread all of the the cream layer over the chocolate layer. Pour the remaining chocolate batter over the cream cheese layer and smooth. If desired, swirl the layers together with a knife for a marbled effect.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.


Serving: 47g | Calories: 184.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Cholesterol: 56.8mg | Sodium: 116.5mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 13.1g

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