So St. Paddy’s is coming up so it was only right I bake with some Guinness, right? Ok let’s be honest I don’t need an excuse to bake with booze! Working at a British pub I don’t shy away from booze in baking 😉 These Guinness Chocolate Brownies with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting are spectacular but don’t be scared the stout flavor is not over powering. The Bailey’s frosting is another story! 🙂
I really love what Guinness does to baked goods. It really, like REALLY, enhances the chocolate flavor. Takes the chocolate flavor to a whole new level. These brownies were on the top level rich, decadent and UBERLY chocolate. (is uberly a word? it just sounded right to me)
Rich, Chocolate Brownies are topped with a Bailey's infused Cream Cheese Frosting.
1 stick of butter salted
1/2 heaping cup of Choc chips
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup Guinness ( I simmered about 3/4 cup until it reduced so the flavor was more intense)
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 scant cup ap flour
3 oz cream cheese, at room temp.
1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
Melt butter and Choc chips together over double broiler once combined whisk in cocoa powder let sit for a few minutes
Then whisk in Guinness.
Mix in sugar, eggs one at a time and vanilla fold in flour
Bake at 350F for 35 minutes in an 9X9 pan greased well. Bake until toothpick comes out clean let cool complete before frosting
Beat 3 oz cream cheese for 2 minutes add 1/4 cup baileys and 2-3 cups powdered sugar beat for 3-4 minutes until completely combined and fluffy. Make sure to scrap down sides. Spread on top of brownies.