Delicious Brownies with Decadent Irish Cream Icing

Are you ready to indulge in a delicious dessert that combines the rich flavors of white chocolate and Irish cream? Look no further than this recipe for Brownies with Irish Cream Icing. Perfect for St. Patrick’s day, a special occasion, or simply as a sweet treat, these brownies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have always found Irish cream to be a delightful ingredient that adds depth and complexity to desserts. The smooth, creamy texture of the icing pairs perfectly with the fudgy brownie base, creating a mouth-watering combination on your taste buds.

Not only does this recipe taste fantastic, but it is also easy and fun to make. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, these brownies are sure to be a hit. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brownies with Irish Cream Icing
Brownies with Irish Cream Icing

Let me tell you something, folks. If there’s one thing Brits are famous for, it’s their love of indulgent desserts. And this recipe for Brownies with Irish Cream Icing is a prime example of that love – oh boy, are you in for a treat!

First and foremost, let’s talk about the brownies themselves. They’re rich, fudgy, and moist with just the right amount of sweetness provided by the bittersweet chocolate and sugar. And that’s not all – this recipe uses Baileys Irish cream to add depth and complexity to the flavor. You’ll taste just a hint of it in each bite, giving these brownies an extra special touch.

Now let’s move on to the piece de resistance- the Irish Cream Icing! This frosting is creamy, fluffy, and has subtle notes of vanilla and white chocolate that perfectly complement the brownies. The addition of Baileys Irish cream elevates this frosting to a whole new level, making it a seriously decadent topping.

But here’s why you’ll absolutely love this recipe – it’s EASY. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can whip up a batch of these irresistible treats in no time. Whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or just need something sweet to satisfy your cravings, these Brownies with Irish Cream Icing are sure to impress.

So don’t wait any longer! Grab your apron and get ready to indulge in the best brownies you’ve ever tasted. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for this heavenly treat!

Ingredient List

 These brownies are like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
These brownies are like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Before diving into the recipe, it is essential to make sure that you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Here are the things you need to make these decadent Brownies with Irish Cream Icing:

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 1 (18-ounce) box brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur (such as Baileys)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

These straightforward ingredients will give you delicious, fudgy Brownies with a rich Irish Cream frosting.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the rich chocolatey goodness of our brownies.
Indulge in the rich chocolatey goodness of our brownies.

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s start making these delicious Brownies with Irish Cream Icing.

Step 1: Prepare the Brownie Mix

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add in 1 cup of white chocolate chips and gently fold until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 2: Bake the Brownies

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownie comes out mostly clean. Do not overbake, as it can cause the brownies to become dry and crumbly.

Step 3: Prepare the Irish Cream Frosting

While the brownies are baking and cooling, prepare the delicious Irish Cream frosting. In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup unsalted butter with an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. Next, add in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream and a pinch of salt. Beat on low speed until all ingredients are fully combined, then increase speed to medium-high until the frosting is light, smooth, and spreadable.

Step 4: Frost the Brownies

Once the brownies are completely cooled down, spread a thick layer of Irish Cream frosting generously over them with a spatula or knife to make sure you get frosting in every bite! Sprinkle some cocoa powder or drizzle some chocolate ganache on top for an irresistible finishing touch.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Your Brownies with Irish Cream Icing are now ready to be served! Cut them into portions of your desired size and enjoy them with a cup of tea or hot cocoa on a cold day. These brownies are the perfect treat for any occasion, and they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with their rich, fudgy, chocolatey goodness and creamy Irish Cream frosting.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect treat for a cozy evening in.
The perfect treat for a cozy evening in.

When it comes to making brownies with Irish Cream icing, there are a few substitutions and variations you could try. Let’s take a look at some of the options:

– White chocolate: If you’re not a fan of bittersweet chocolate, you can use white chocolate instead. Simply substitute 1 cup of white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate for the bittersweet chocolate in the recipe.

– Baileys Irish Cream: While this recipe calls for Baileys Irish Cream, you can use any brand of Irish cream liqueur that you prefer. You may need to adjust the amount depending on the strength of the liqueur.

– Flour: For a gluten-free version, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may be slightly different.

– Sugar: If you prefer less sugar, you can reduce the amount by 1/4 cup without affecting the overall texture of the brownies.

– Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter in this recipe. If using salted butter, omit the salt from the recipe.

– Frosting Variations: If you’re feeling adventurous, try switching up the frosting! Instead of Irish Cream frosting, try making Baileys buttercream frosting or white chocolate frosting. You could also add chocolate chips or drizzle with chocolate ganache for an extra indulgent touch.

Whether you decide to switch up a few ingredients or try a completely different frosting, this recipe is flexible enough to accommodate your preferences. With a bit of creativity and experimentation, you might just come up with your own special twist on these creamy and decadent brownies!

Serving and Pairing

 Irish cream icing adds a luxurious twist to traditional brownies.
Irish cream icing adds a luxurious twist to traditional brownies.

Once your brownies with Irish Cream icing are ready, it’s time to bring your dessert game to the next level. These heavenly treats are perfect for serving as a comforting after-dinner deal or as an irresistible afternoon snack for special occasions.

As for the wine pairing, I suggest you go for a bold, full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or an extra sweet red like Malbec. The wine’s fruit and sugar notes work magic with the creamy Irish Cream icing and balance out the chocolate’s bitterness.

For those who prefer something non-alcoholic, hot chocolate or a strong cup of coffee is an excellent option. Additionally, you can give your brownies a fresh twist with berries or whipped cream toppings. Their tartness will cut through the dessert’s sweetness, and their acidity will offer your palate a fresh finish.

These brownies are already fantastic on their own, but a little bit of creativity never hurts, right? Serve them up however you please—the options are endless!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chocolate lovers rejoice! These brownies are for you.
Chocolate lovers rejoice! These brownies are for you.

If you’re planning to make these Brownies with Irish Cream Icing in advance, they can be stored at room temperature for up to two days. Make sure they are covered tightly with plastic wrap or kept in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. You can also freeze the brownies for long-term storage.

To reheat these delectable treats, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and bake them for 5-10 minutes. This will help bring back that just-baked goodness and make the chocolate even more melty and delicious.

When you’re ready to serve the brownies, use a sharp knife to cut them into even squares. Adding a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top of each piece or a drizzle of melted white chocolate frosting can take your brownies to the next level.

These brownies with Irish Cream icing recipe is perfect for any special occasion or party, as they are guaranteed to impress everyone who tries them. And don’t forget that these brownies would make an excellent dessert option for St Patrick’s day party as well. So go ahead and give this recipe a try, and indulge in the rich, chocolate flavor imbued with the taste of Baileys Irish Cream!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A decadent dessert that will make your taste buds sing.
A decadent dessert that will make your taste buds sing.

Baking brownies can be a bit intimidating, but with the right tips and tricks, you can make them come out perfectly every time. Here are some tips that will help ensure that your Irish cream brownies will turn out deliciously fudgy and flavorful.

Tip #1: Use High-Quality Chocolate

Using high-quality chocolate is important in achieving the perfect texture and flavor of your brownies. You can use either bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate for a deep chocolate flavor, or you can try using white chocolate for a sweet and creamy twist. Whatever you choose, don’t skimp on the quality.

Tip #2: Don’t Over Mix Your Batter

Over mixing your brownie batter can cause it to become tough and dry, which is not what you want. So, mix just until everything is well combined and stop there.

Tip #3: Add Eggs Properly

Eggs are essential to a fudgy brownie texture. To ensure that your eggs are mixed in properly, add them one at a time, mixing each one in well before adding the next.

Tip #4: Line Your Baking Pan with Parchment Paper

Lining your baking pan with parchment paper will prevent your brownies from sticking to the pan and make them easier to remove when they’re done. It’s a simple step that makes a big difference.

Tip #5: Control the Temperature of Your Butter

Having butter at the right temperature – softened but not melted – is crucial for achieving fudgy brownies. If you melt your butter completely, it will change the texture of your batter and the final product.

Tip #6: Allow Your Brownies to Cool Before Cutting Them

It’s tempting to cut into your fresh batch of brownies right away, but it’s essential to let them cool down first. This helps them set up properly and prevents them from falling apart when you cut them.

By following these tips and using the ingredient list in the recipe, you’ll have delicious Irish cream brownies that everyone will rave about. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe, such as adding white chocolate frosting or Guinness for a St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Bottom Line

Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake the most delicious Brownies with Irish Cream Icing you’ve ever tasted! With its rich and decadent flavor profile, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any event or gathering. The White chocolate and bittersweet chocolate in the recipe blend together perfectly with the Baileys Irish Cream icing, creating an indulgent treat that you won’t be able to resist.

Not only is this recipe easy to follow with simple substitutions and variations available, but it’s also perfect for any occasion. Hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party? Bring along a batch of these brownies to impress your guests. Need a quick dessert for office potluck? These brownies will definitely satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

As you make these brownies, keep in mind our tips for perfect results: take your time while baking, double-check your measurements and mixing instructions, and use high-quality ingredients where possible. When it comes to serving or pairing suggestions – a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream is perfect on top of each serving.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious dessert recipe that’s guaranteed to leave everyone with their mouths watering, give these Brownies with Irish Cream Icing a try. With the combination of chocolate and creamy Baileys frosting in every bite, this recipe is bound to become one of your new favorites! Don’t hesitate to experiment with this recipe by trying out different variations like adding guinness or changing between white chocolate frosting or baileys chocolate frosting.

Brownies with Irish Cream Icing

Brownies with Irish Cream Icing Recipe

I found this recipe yesterday and had to try it out immediately! It was outstanding, just rich and chocolately enough, goes extremely well with a strong cup of coffee (add some Irish Cream to your coffee for a really heady experience!).
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Bars, Beginner Cook, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Kosher, Oven
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Calories 288.1kcal



  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate (I used more bittersweet)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour


  • 1/3 cup irish cream
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 325° F.
  • Line a 8" x 8" baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving at least 2 inches of foil overhanging on all sides (this will help you lift the finished brownies out of the pan and eliminate messy pan clean-up).
  • Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Whisk sugar, vanilla and salt into chocolate mixture, followed by the eggs, one at a time.
  • Continue whisking mixture until it is shiny and smooth.
  • Add flour and whisk just until blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and level top.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes, or until cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  • Cool completely in pan.
  • Topping:
  • Heat liqueur to a boil, remove from heat and whisk in white chocolate until it is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Refrigerate until mixture becomes thick enough to spread, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  • Spread topping over brownies and refrigerate until cold.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
  • To cut, simply lift brownies, foil and all out of pan, peel off foil and cut!


Serving: 76g | Calories: 288.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.5g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 9.7g | Cholesterol: 75.8mg | Sodium: 138.3mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 23.9g

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