Boozy chocolate brownies

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    The classic brownie that has been spiked with Irish cream. It's rich, chocolately and oh-so-moreish. Enjoy for afternoon tea, elevenses or dessert. To make mocha brownies, use coffee flavoured liqueur instead of Irish cream.

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    Serves: 24 brownies

    • 570g brownie mix
    • 125ml Irish cream liqueur
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons milk
    • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
    • 1 teaspoon brewed coffee
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 250g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 1/2 (28g) bars Daim chocolate, finely chopped (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. Stir together the brownie mix, 125ml Irish cream liqueur, vegetable oil and eggs. Spread in the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the tin, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven to cool completely on a wire rack.
    4. Place the milk, 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur and coffee in a small, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on High until the mixture boils. Set aside to cool completely.
    5. Beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the cooled Irish cream mixture; beat well. Spread evenly over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle evenly with the chopped Daim bars.

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    What a great way to dress up an ordinary boxed brownie mix. I've made something similar in the past, only I'd make a Chocolate Irish Cream Frosting and while I do think it's good, I have to say this frosting is better! Nice contrast between the light frosting and the dark chocolate brownie. It is a lovely frosting, buttery, fluffy and with just a hint of the Irish cream. I also like the idea of the sprinkling of toffee bits, for which I used crushed Heath bars instead. This is, overall, creative and delicious but the frosting, in particular, shines. I plan to remember this one and use it to frost a layer cake in the future!  -  02 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These brownies are spectacular! I often find brownies with frosting too overwhelmingly sweet, but this frosting is a superb complement to the fudgy brownie. It is light, fluffy and perfectly flavored with just the right amount of Irish Cream and coffee. I used a Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie mix but the frosting was the star. I cannot wait to wow my brownie loving friends with this recipe!  -  05 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were very good! The frosting is very sweet, but has a good Irish Cream flavor. Next time I will make half the frosting because you only need to skim the top of the brownies to enjoy the taste of the frosting as using the full amount was too sweet for me. I also substituted Kahlua for the brewed coffee in the frosting. After I brought the Irish Cream liquor, milk, and Kahlua to a boil in my microwave, I put in fridge to cool and thicken. I did not have a problem with runny frosting at all. It was the perfect consistency. I used a potato peeler and a Hershey bar to make chocolate curls on top. Will make again and again!!  -  31 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)