Indulge in Decadence with Irish Cream Brownies

Well howdy there, folks! It’s me again, your friendly chef bringing you another exquisite recipe straight from the heart of the UK! Today’s recipe is not just your regular brownie mix, but something special that will knock your socks off – Irish Cream Brownies!

But let me tell you one thing right off the bat, these brownies ain’t your ordinary brownies. Nope, no siree! They’re made with a generous pour of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, giving it a subtle yet unmistakable boozy kick.

Now, say what you will about brownies, but nothing beats biting into a warm fudgy chocolatey goodness after a long day. And these Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies are the perfect addition to any dessert spread or Irish-themed gathering. Trust me, folks; they’ll have you going back for seconds and thirds before ya know it!

So don’t just take my word for it; get ready to whip up a batch of creamy, fudgy brownie goodness right in your very own kitchen. This recipe is bound to become your go-to dessert recipe whenever you want to turn up the “oomph” factor and add some Irish flair to your desserts. Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Brownies
Irish Cream Brownies

If you’re a lover of chocolate, brownies, and a little bit of booze, this recipe is guaranteed to knock your socks off! These Irish Cream Brownies are the perfect treat for any occasion, whether you need something sweet to bring to a party or just want to indulge in a decadent dessert.

What makes these brownies so special? For starters, they’re made with rich, fudgy brownie mix and then elevated with a generous splash of creamy Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. The addition of this silky smooth liqueur infuses each bite with a subtle yet distinct flavor that feels like an indulgence.

But that’s not all – these brownies also boast an irresistibly tangy and sweet Baileys cream cheese frosting which takes them up to the next level. Not only does it add extra richness to balance the chocolate taste, but it also gives them a stunning finish.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly easy to follow and simple to whip up in no time at all. Trust me; once you try these boozy Baileys Irish Cream Brownies, they’ll become your new favorite dessert.

Ingredient List

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In order to create these decadent Irish Cream Brownies, you will need a variety of ingredients that combine to make a rich and indulgent dessert. Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)

Optional mix-ins:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Bold words indicated the amount of each ingredient needed. Before getting started, be sure to measure out all of your ingredients accurately for the best results. With everything assembled, let’s move on to the how-to section and start baking!

The Recipe How-To

Now that we’ve covered the introduction and ingredient list, let’s dive into the exciting part – making the Irish Cream Brownies! As with any recipe, it’s important to gather all the necessary tools and ingredients before starting to bake.


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with butter, then lightly dust with cocoa powder.

Making the Brownie Batter

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, melt 1 cup of unsalted butter in the microwave or on a stovetop on low heat.
  3. Add 2 cups of granulated sugar to the melted butter, followed by 4 eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix 1/2 cup of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur into the egg mixture until combined.
  5. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just blended. Be careful not to overmix to avoid tough brownies.
  6. Pour the brownie mixture into an already prepped greased pan.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Making the Irish cream frosting

The frosting that tops these delightful Brownies is what makes them so popular among Irish desserts enthusiasts.

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until it comes to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in 6 ounces of chopped chocolate until melted and smooth.
  3. Mix in 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream and let the frosting cool.


Once the brownies have cooled down to room temperature, spread the Irish cream frosting over them. For an extra booze-filled treat, sprinkle more Baileys Irish Cream liqueur right after spreading the cream frosting.


Cover your uncut Irish Cream Brownies with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before cutting them into squares.

Now you are ready to take a bite of these fudgy Brownies with an Irish cream frosting that feels like heaven. Serve cold and enjoy every bite of this decadent dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 A bite of these brownies will transport you straight to Ireland!
A bite of these brownies will transport you straight to Ireland!

Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try to switch things up a bit:

– Instead of using Baileys Irish Cream liqueur, you can use any other brand of Irish cream or cream liqueur of your choice to create different flavors.

– If you want to make these brownies alcoholic-free, simply omit the Irish cream and replace it with heavy cream or milk. You may need to adjust the sugar amount accordingly.

– For a healthier twist, replace some of the flour with almond flour or coconut flour. You can also use sugar substitutes like stevia or erythritol in place of regular sugar.

– For an extra fudgy and dense texture, add chocolate chips or chunks to the batter before baking.

– You can turn these brownies into a dessert masterpiece by frosting them with Irish cream frosting, chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting. Simply mix together some powdered sugar, Irish cream liqueur and butter until smooth and spreadable.

– If you have some leftover brownie mix, try making mini cheesecake bites by adding a dollop of cream cheese mixture on top of each brownie batter spoonful before baking. This will create a creamy and tangy layer that complements the rich chocolate flavor.

Remember that these substitutions and variations may affect the texture and taste of your recipe, so make sure to experiment with caution and keep track of what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 These Irish Cream Brownies are the perfect combination of rich and boozy.
These Irish Cream Brownies are the perfect combination of rich and boozy.

Let me tell y’all, these Irish Cream Brownies are quite the treat! Served fresh and hot out of the oven or chilled to perfection, they’re a dessert that will make folks come running from far and wide.

Now when it comes to pairing these boozy treats, I ain’t one to discriminate. But if you ask me, a cold glass of milk is always a solid choice. The rich, creamy combination of the brownies and the milk really hits the spot.

If you’re looking to upgrade to something a little more grown-up, I suggest pairing these brownies with a nice hot cup of coffee. The nutty aroma combined with the sweetness of the brownies and the smooth taste of the Irish cream makes for a perfect post-dinner treat.

You could also stick with the Irish theme and pair these brownies with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur. Now that’s what I’m talking about! It’ll feel like you’ve gone right to heaven after just one bite.

No matter how you choose to serve it up, whether it be as an after-dinner dessert or an afternoon snack, these Irish Cream Brownies will have folks raving for days. Give ’em a try and see for yourselves!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to indulge in the fudgiest, most decadent brownies you've ever tasted.
Get ready to indulge in the fudgiest, most decadent brownies you’ve ever tasted.

Folks, I am well aware that life can be incredibly hectic at times, but with a little planning ahead, you can have fresh Irish Cream Brownies ready in no time. You can make the brownies ahead of time by baking them and then letting them cool to room temperature. When cooled, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent air from coming into contact with it – this should keep the brownies fresh for up to three months!

If you decide to freeze the brownies, make sure they are completely cooled first before wrapping them tightly. Be warned: you may want to separate each serving before freezing so that you won’t have to unfreeze the entire batch all at once. Trust me; no one would judge if you went back for seconds.

To reheating these delicious brownies, I recommend using the oven method. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C), place the brownies in an ungreased baking dish, and bake for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. Ensure that you don’t overheat the brownies as this could remove the moisture and make it dry. Alternatively, you could also microwave each serving for about 10 seconds until heated through.

Now that we’ve got storing and reheating sorted out let’s talk frosting! Irish Cream frosting can melt quickly and stay soft at room temperature, so it’s best not to frost your brownies until just before serving. If made earlier store it in the refrigerator and take it out about an hour or two before frosting your Irish Cream Brownies.

There you have it folks—perfectly stored and freshly reheated Boozy Baileys Desserts at your fingertips daily!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The addition of Irish cream takes these brownies to a whole new level of deliciousness.
The addition of Irish cream takes these brownies to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Now that you know the basics to make delicious Irish Cream Brownies, let’s delve into some tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time.

Firstly, make sure to use high-quality ingredients. The brownies depend heavily on the quality of cocoa powder, flour, and other staple pantry items. Choose a good brand of unsweetened cocoa powder and all-purpose flour. Using fresh baking powder and baking soda also greatly affects the texture and flavor of your brownies.

Another essential rule when making brownies is to accurately measure the ingredients. Too much or too little of any ingredient can easily ruin the texture and taste of your brownies. Use measuring cups and spoons for dry and wet ingredients respectively.

If you want to add extra oomph to your brownies, substitute vegetable oil with melted butter. Butter gives a lovely richness to the brownie batter which makes the dessert irresistibly decadent. If you’re using cocoa powder, choose natural unsweetened cocoa over Dutch-processed cocoa since natural cocoa reacts better with baking soda, which results in a tender crumb.

One common mistake people make when making brownies is overmixing the batter. Stirring too much can cause gluten formation, yielding a tough texture instead of a moist, chewy center. Mix until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet ingredients and stop as soon as lumps disappear.

Finally, it is important to let the baked Irish Cream Brownies cool off completely before cutting them. Cooling allows for proper setting and ensures smooth edges when cut. Plus, serving cooled-down brownies enhances their fudgy texture and sweet flavor.

Follow these tips to yield picture-perfect Irish Cream Brownies every time!


Now that you’ve learned everything you need to know about these tantalizing Irish Cream Brownies, it’s normal to have a few lingering questions about the recipe. Here are some frequently asked questions to help guide you as you create and enjoy this decadent dessert.

What is the secret to moist brownies?

Are you looking to enhance the richness and moisture of your boxed brownies? An effective trick is to swap out the water for milk. The high-fat content of milk adds extra depth and flavor to your brownies, leaving them even more indulgent, gooey, and scrumptious.

What makes brownies fudgy instead of cakey?

The secret to a soft and gooey brownie lies in the delicate balance between fat and flour. When compared to flour, fudgy brownies demand a greater amount of fat. More often than not, this can be accomplished by incorporating additional butter or genuine chocolate to the recipe. Contrarily, if you prefer a cake-like brownie, you’ll want to focus on increasing the proportion of flour to fat.

What are the three types of brownies?

When it comes to brownies, there are three distinct textures to consider: cakey, fudgy, and chewy. Cakey brownies have a soft and airy texture, resembling that of a cake. On the other hand, fudgy brownies have a dense and moist consistency, similar to that of fudge, but not quite as dense. Chewy brownies fall somewhere in between, with a slight resistance when bitten into.

What can I add to Irish cream?

Baileys Irish Cream is versatile and can mix well with various beverages. It’s a go-to ingredient that enhances the taste of warm drinks, such as coffee and hot chocolate, adding depth to the flavors of those drinks. Even cold brew coffee can benefit from a splash of Baileys. Not only restricted to hot and cold drinks, Baileys makes for an exceptional complement to ice cream and even Guinness. The unique flavor profile of Baileys also means it can match unusual pairings like Earl Grey tea and anejo tequila.

Bottom Line

For an indulgent and boozy twist on the classic chocolate brownie, look no further than these Irish Cream Brownies. With their fudgy texture and rich flavor, they are sure to please any dessert lover – and with the addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream, they are perfect for St. Patrick’s day or any celebration.

So go ahead and indulge yourself in the luxurious flavor of Irish Cream by making these delicious brownies. Whether you’re a novice baker or a baking enthusiast, this recipe is simple to follow and guaranteed to impress. And with the added tips and tricks provided, you’re sure to achieve perfect results every time.

Don’t hesitate to try out different variations or serving options suggested to make your dessert experience even more satisfying. Overall, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for an easy but truly scrumptious dessert option.

So what are you waiting for? Take out your apron, rolling pin and give it a whirl! Nothing feels better than biting into chocoalatey goodness that just melts in your mouth while sipping some Irish cream- it’s satisfaction at its sweetest!

Irish Cream Brownies

Irish Cream Brownies Recipe

These brownies make cleanup easy as the batter is mixed in a saucepan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Oven, Sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 151.4kcal



  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup liquid irish cream coffee creamer


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons liquid irish cream coffee creamer
  • coarse green decorator sugar


  • Heat oven to 350. Melt 6 T. butter in 2 quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and cocoa. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add baking powder and baking soda; mix well. Alternately add flour and 1/2 cup coffee creamer, mixing well after each addition.
  • Spread batter into greased 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Combine all frosting ingredients in medium bowl except decorater sugar; mix until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Cut into bars.


Serving: 591g | Calories: 151.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.1g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 26.6mg | Sodium: 66.1mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 19.4g

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