Kahlua Brownies

I’m a big believer in giving everyone their perfect dessert on their birthday. Some choose a classic birthday cake, complete with those ever-so-festive candy sprinkles, while others prefer something a bit more unique. My brother, Sean tends to receive a Chocolate Peppermint Dessert, while my mom always gets something of the Cheesecake Variety. Well, this week was my Auntie Karol’s birthday, and I didn’t even have to think twice about what her perfect dessert may be. I decided it should probably include chocolate, but more importantly, I knew it had to include Kahlua. My aunt absolutely loves this chocolate liqueur, and is often seen sipping on Kahlua & Cream at the end of each of our family parties. So when we were making plans to celebrate my favorite aunt’s special day, I was deciding how to transform her signature cocktail into a signature birthday baked good. And here we have it. Densely rich and sinfully sweet Kahlua Brownies. The brownie recipe couldn’t get much easier, as it was inspired by the recipe featured on the back of every Baker’s Chocolate package. But the Kahlua Chocolate Ganache takes it to the next level. The ganache is rich and sweet with a strong mocha flavor and gives these beautiful brownies a perfectly satin sheen. And there you have a beautifully decadent birthday dessert. Happy Birthday Auntie Karol!

Brownie Ingredients: Makes 12 brownies

  • 2 oz Unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Kahlua
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Kahlua Ganache Ingredients”

  • 5 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 5 tablespoons butter


  1. For the brownies, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  2. Once chocolate has melted completely, stir in sugar
  3. Next stir in egg & Kahlua
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in flour
  5. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 9 pan
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
  7. For ganache, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over high heat
  8. Pour Kahlua over just melted chocolate chips and stir until smooth
  9. Remove from heat and whisk in butter until no lumps remain
  10. Set Ganache aside, and let cool, stirring occasionally
  11. Once ganache has thickened slightly, pour over brownies & let set in fridge for 1-2 hours

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