Kahlúa Brownies

Please welcome guest author Garrett McCord and pour yourself a glass of milk; you’ll need one with these brownies! ~Elise

So I had a bottle of Kahlúa sitting about collecting dust and figured that it needed to be put to decent use. Now, I’m all for a decent cocktail, but really, I try not to make a habit of breaking out the shaker in the middle of the day.

That being said, one must be creative and incorporate neglected liquor in other ways. Now I prefer my coffee with enough chocolate to kill a racehorse, so is it any surprise that I poured a small amount into a batch of brownies?

I think not.

This brownie is rich and fudgy with plenty of chocolate, butter, and six (!) eggs. The addition of coffee liquor just gives it a nice bit of bitter flavor and really makes this the dessert at any party. If you don’t have Kahlúa then using strong coffee or espresso is a perfect alternative.

Kahlúa Brownies Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds of 60% cacao chocolate
  • 1 cup of butter, cut into pieces and at room temperature
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of Kahlúa
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

Method

1 Lightly grease a 9x13 pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2 In a double boiler or using a bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together.

3 With an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar and salt. Add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla extract and Kahlúa. Mix until smooth.

4 Slowly sift in the flour.

5 Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for thirty minutes.

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  • Summer

    I can’t eat chocolate or wheat but I am most definitely making these for my boyfriend! The photograph for this is so lovely!

  • Lisa (Show Me Vegan)

    I love the combination of Kahlua and chocolate. It goes great in chocolate chip cookies too.

  • Ginny

    I’ve been craving brownies and I have a bottle of Kahlua getting dusty too… Mmm… Delicious!

  • Dawn

    I’m guessing you put in the coffee extract at step 3? I wouldn’t know where to get coffee extract.

    I’m also guessing that the recipe is still super good without it.

    Looks delicious. I may go out and BUY kahlua just for this.

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