You may want to be friends with me because I make things like Kahlua brownies with Kahlua icing for you for your birthday.
Except maybe you don’t want to be friends with me because after making Kahlua brownies with Kahlua icing for your birthday, I’ll forget them and leave them in the car and you’ll end up brownieless. Big tease.
If you do happen to make Kahlua brownies with Kahlua icing yourself, I highly recommend using your own homemade Kahlua. Next level of awesomeness.
But don’t worry, friend. I’ll make some more intoxicating treats another time to celebrate a very merry unbirthday.
Kahlua Brownies with Kahlua Icing
Brownie adapted from my Kitchen Aid Standmixer User Guide; icing adapted from Recipe Girl
1 cup butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup Kahlua
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep a 9×13 dish. I butter, use parchment paper and butter again so the brownies are easily removed from the pan later.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Once completely melted set aside to cool. Combine the kahlua, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a mixer using a flat beater. (Whisk is also fine. Or you know, I suppose you could do it by hand.) Add eggs one at a time, then add the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Turn off the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into the prepped pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
For the icing:
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons Kahlua
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted, take off the heat and add the Kahlua and cream. Sift the powdered sugar into mixture and whisk to combine. Pour over the cooled brownies and spread evenly. Wait until the icing has set to slice (you can always stick them in the fridge to move the process along!).