Irish Cream Brownies

by | Jan 25, 2018 | All, Desserts, Sponsored

You can never go wrong serving brownies at a party, especially these mouthwatering Irish Cream Brownies!

Top down shot of cut Irish Cream Brownies on parchment paper on a white background with small bottle of irish cream liqueur.

Brownies are pretty much the perfect dessert for any party. Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like brownies? Even people who don’t normally choose chocolate go crazy for them. So I took that classic dessert and kicked it up a notch by slathering a thick layer of Irish Cream frosting on top. Meet your new go-to dessert: Irish Cream Brownies.

As a general rule, brownies fall into a couple of different categories: cake-like or fudgy and frosted or unfrosted. As a rule, I always fall in the fudgy camp. (If I’m going to eat cake, I’ll just eat cake.) And I usually prefer my brownies straight up, but this frosting filled with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur takes these chewy brownies up a notch. They are the perfect sweet treat to end any meal.

These Irish Cream Brownies give you a double dose of the Kerrygold products we love. The grass-fed butter makes these rich brownies dense and chewy. And the chocolate Irish Cream frosting adds just the right amount of decadence to every bite.

I opted to not add the Irish Cream in the brownie batter for this recipe, but trust me it tastes amazing with it. So if you want a double dose of the Irish Cream, just add two tablespoons to the brownie batter and get that rich chocolaty Irish cream goodness in both layers.

I think we nailed it with the frosting to brownie ratio, right?

And for someone who generally prefers brownies on the plain, I’ve changed my tune and am now hooked on these Irish Cream Brownies. One bite and you will be, too.

Irish Cream Brownies cut into squares on parchment paper with a brownie filled fork in front.

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Top down image of cut Irish Cream Brownies with Cream cheese frsoting on a white wooden background on parchment paper.

Yield: 16

Irish Cream Brownies

Irish Cream Brownies cut into squares on parchment paper with a brownie filled fork in front.

 You can never go wrong serving brownies at a party, especially these mouthwatering Irish Cream Brownies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 10 Tablespoons Kerrygold® Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 ounces Kerrygold® Salted Butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons Kerrygold® Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 3 cups powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8-inch pan with enough parchment paper that the length drapes over the sides.

Melt the unsalted butter for 30 seconds in a large microwavable bowl abd whisk until butter is smooth. Stir in sugar, cocoa powder and salt. (It will still be grainy; that's OK as it will smooth out when you add the rest of the ingredients.)

Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time to the cocoa mixture, stirring vigorously after each addition. You want the batter to look thick and shiny. Gently stir in the flour until it is mostly combined and then stir vigorously again. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center still has a bit of moist batter. Cool completely on a rack. Lift parchment edges out of pan when ready frost.


Place cream cheese and salted butter in bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and light. About 5 minutes

Add the Irish Cream Liqueur and mix until combined

Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Frost when brownies are completely cool. Refrigerate until serving



Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 51gProtein: 3g

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    LOVE the Irish Cream in these brownies!!! I must try them soon 🙂

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    Hi I love this one but I live in Saudi Arabia so I cannot use to buy the liquor. But I can make it ? if I have a recipe. Can someone tell me how to make this liquor?

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    Irish cream is always a good idea and yes, you nailed the frosting to brownie ratio!

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    You have no idea how bad I’m craving these right now.

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    You didn’t mention where the salted butter goes….in the cake or the icing??

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      Hi Audrey- Use the unsalted butter in the brownies and the salted butter in the frosting! Enjoy!


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