These fudgy brownies topped with an Irish Cream frosting are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
What is it about Irish Cream? I love that stuff! I’ll often pour a small glass of it as an after dinner drink. Or when I’m feeling especially festive, I’ll add a shot of Irish Cream into my morning coffee. So my wife has been
vacationing someplace warm at a conference all week, and of course I’ve kept myself busy playing in the kitchen. With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I was thinking it would be appropriate to make a dessert featuring Irish Cream. (Hah…when is it ever not appropriate to pull out the bottle of Irish Cream?) Then I remembered my recipe for these fudgy chocolate brownies that actually have espresso in them. I thought about replacing the espresso with Irish Cream…but I really like that hint of coffee. Then it hit me. Frosting. These brownies need a frosting. And that’s how these Frosted Irish Cream Brownies were born! (Too bad I ate them all before my wife came back from her conference.)
Every year around the holidays, my aunt and uncle in Texas send us a care package of the fudgiest (is that a word?), most delicious brownies ever. We typically freeze them and then ration them out a little bit at a time over the next several weeks. Why am I talking about these fudgy holiday brownies? Because these brownies remind me of those. They’re dense, decadent, and loaded with chocolate flavor. If you prefer more cake-like brownies, then feel free to substitute in your favorite brownie. (For me, if I’m craving a cake-like brownie, I just make this Death by Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing.) I should also note that the Irish Cream frosting on these brownies doesn’t get cooked or baked…so these treats should be reserved for adults. (Hey, that just means more for you and me!) If you have kids in the house, just make a smaller batch of frosting and leave several of the brownies unfrosted.