Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Based on a recipe from my Treasury of Home Baking cookbook. Cook time doesn’t include the 1 hour chill time.
- 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped (each square is one ounce)
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup irish cream (liqueur)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 2 tablespoons irish cream (liqueur)
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by greasing it.
- Melt chocolate and butter in medium, heavy saucepan over low heat (I use a double boiler). Remove from heat. Stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Whisk in liqueur.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; stir into chocolate mixture until just blended.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
- Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pan to wire rack; cool completely.
- Add cream cheese and butter to small bowl and beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in liqueur. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
- Spread over cooled brownies.
- Chill at least 1 hour or until frosting is set. Cut into 2-inch squares.
I made these for our Easter dessert table (the adult section, of course). I also thought these were extremely rich... but all the adults seemed to like them! (I "LOVE" having a grown-up table)!!! The grand-kids were a little upset over not having one, but they had a table of kid friendly treats themselves. Since I was tinting frostings (and eggs) for other Easter recipes anyway, I decided to tint this frosting green. (It is, after-all, "Irish Cream", right?) I wish I would have made these on St. Patty's Day to go along with the cupcakes I had made). Very nice recipe. Thank you for posting this. (Made for PRMR - Spring 2013)
These are so rich and wonderful! Too rich for me to sit and eat the whole pan, but I want to! Easy to make and company-worthy, I have a whole list of people I want to make these for. I had to bake mine 5 minutes longer to get them done in the very center. Ina word...FABULOUS! Thanks mersaydees, for another keeper!
Made the frosting only and it was very good. Used it with the Cooking Light Irish cream brownie recipe. Next time I'll use the brownie recipe here as well. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!