Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

March 9, 2012 by Ali

I love Bailey’s. And I love brownies.

So why on earth it took me this long to try combining the two is crazy!!!

But this week I finally gave this new recipe a try to serve as the dessert for my early St. Patty’s Day feast. I decided to make these brownies plain (sans nuts or an extra chocolate ganache), but honestly, they didn’t need any extra fixings. This recipe is ridiculously delicious!!! The brownies were dense and moist, and I loved extra kick of the dark chocolate I used. But the best part was the subtle (but definitely present!) Irish cream in every bite. Definitely a perfect combination!

So if you love Bailey’s and brownies, do yourself a favor and give these a try pronto! :)

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16-24 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • heaping 1/3 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly spritz with cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, instant coffee powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Set aside.

Place chocolate and butter in a large microwave-proof bowl and melt in 30 second spurts, stirring in between each interval until completely melted. Set aside to cool a bit. (Alternatively, melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan set over low heat, stirring frequently until melted. Set aside to cool.)

Once the chocolate mixture is warm (not hot!), add eggs one at a time, whisking constantly to incorporate. Whisk vigorously for about 10 seconds to incorporate fully. Add sugar, vanilla, and Bailey's and whisk until combined. Add the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture, folding until just combined.

Pour batter into the prepared pan, using a spatula to smooth out the top. Bake at for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool, and dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Ali’s Tip:

To cut brownies with clean lines, lightly spray your (sharp) knife with cooking spray.


Slightly adapted from The Whimsical Cupcake.

filed in Desserts

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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16 thoughts on “Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

  1. These were sooo good!!! Made it with dark chocolate cocoa powder and regular chocolate chips (because that’s what I had!) instead of vice versa and they turned out GREAT!!!! My husband said they were the best brownies he’s ever had!!! THANKS :)

    - Shannon

  2. Oh my your pictures are gorgeous!

    - Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  3. rave reviews from all the leprechauns with whom i shared. the only change i made was using baileys irish cream fat free non-dairy creamer for alcohol-free version. thanks for the recipe.

    - julie

  4. OOooh, these turned out great!! I’m glad you liked them, they are definitely moist and dense enough so they need no extras. But if you were to drizzle on some ganache, I wouldn’t say no ;)

    - Jeannette

  5. Made these last night. Yummy! The Bailey’s adds a nice creamy zing to the great chocolate flavor.

    - Sarah

  6. Yuuuuum! I love brownies and I love Baileys. It’s like you know me. ;)

    - Mrs. Jen B

  7. These are perfect! I have some Irish-inspired brownies scheduled for Friday. ‘Tis the season! Love these, Bailey’s is a perfect compliment to brownies!

    - Cassie

  8. Love this recipe! I can’t wait to try it.

    - Blog is the New Black