Kahlua Brownies

This is a highly requested recipe by our family and friends. The recipe came from one of my mom's co-workers and let me tell you...these brownies are LEGEN (wait for it) DARY!!! SOOOO good!

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c. butter, at room temp
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. Kahlua
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13" baking pan.
2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together.
3. Remove pan from heat and mix in sugar, eggs, vanilla and Kahlua.
4. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


If you want to go the easy route (like me)...use a boxed brownie mix. Prepare as directed, with the addition of 1/2 c. Kahlua.

Then it's time for the FROSTING...the MOST IMPORTANT part of the brownies:

2 Tbsp. Kahlua
1 tsp. instant espresso
1/2 c. butter, at room temp
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. milk

1. In a small bowl, mix Kahlua and instant espresso, stirring until espresso is dissolved.
2. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and vanilla together.
3. Add espresso mixture and beat until well blended.
4. Add milk for desired consistency.
5. Spread over cooled brownies.

And now for the added little bonus...the chocolate TOPPING:

1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 Tbsp. butter
1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter together.
2. Cool slightly and drizzle over frosted brownies.
3. Cool until chocolate is set.
4. Cut into small squares.

And there you have it! It might look like an overwhelming amount of steps, but it's really not. Try them and let me know what you think!


Creative Cupcake Recipes said...

Wow do these look good. I have been thinking about baking with Kahlua for awhile now. Thanks for sharing.

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Cherise said...

Yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

rebecca @ beurrista said...

these sound fabulous. i've always loved kahlua, but have never tried it in a brownie!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhhh...Kahlua and chocolate...two of my very favourite things!! THANKS!!

Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can drop by and say hi!)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Brittany,
What wonderful Brownies, and your photo is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you will have a fabulous week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

What a great combination -yum! Thanks for posting this recipe. :)

Jennifer said...


MoranSha said...

the brownies are crazy good, the frosting is a bit too much for me

V Dowell said...

I made these for a dinner party. People who normally don’t have seconds came back for thirds & fourths!! Served w coffee ice cream.
Totally disappeared!