Kahlua Brownies with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Vickie Parks


Can the world stand yet another brownie recipe? This is one that's certainly worth trying. The brownies have a delectable fudgy-like base that's topped with a whipped buttercream frosting, of which both are infused with Kahlua coffee liqueur for a rich flavor boost.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
45 Min



  • 2 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (12-oz bag)
  • 1 1/2 cups
    light brown sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 cup
    kahlua (or other coffee liqueur)
  • 1/8 cup
    kahlua (for brushing on baked brownies)

  • 1/4 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    whipping cream
  • 2 1/4 cups
    powdered sugar, sifted (approximately)

How to Make Kahlua Brownies with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. Set a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water (don't let the pan touch the water). Place butter and chocolate chips in the bowl and stir until chips and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool a bit.
  4. With electric mixer, beat together the sugar, eggs and 1/2 cup Kahlua in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttery chocolate mixture, and beat until well combined. Slowly add the sifted flour mixture while still beating, and beat just until combined.
  5. Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top cracks slightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean (it's OK if the bottom of the toothpick is slightly gooey). Remove brownies from oven and immediately brush the 1/8 cup Kahlua over the top of the warm brownies. Let brownies cool completely.
  6. ICING
    Heat butter in a saucepan until lightly browned. Remove from heat and add Kahlua and whipping cream. Whisk in the powdered sugar until smoothing and slightly thickened but still spreadable. Place frosting on top of the cooled brownies and use a knife or spatula to spread frosting evenly over the top surface. Refrigerate until ready to serve (chilled brownies are easiest to cut). Store brownies in air-tight container for up to 2 or 3 days.

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About Kahlua Brownies with Kahlua Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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