I am taking a break from my cooking for tonight’s dinner party. Tonight’s theme is Mexican and I have incorporated some vegan dishes into the night’s menu to accommodate one of my guests. I really like when people have some DIET RESTRICTIONS (not for them) but as a challenge to me to be more creative. One of the vegan dishes is a Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse. I already tasted it and it is good. It amazes me how good my vegan chocolate creation is when I contrast it with these Easy Kahlua Brownies. These brownies are so decadent and the accent of the Kahlua is so tasty. The vegan dessert is no less decadent. I have also made Vegan Chocolate Avocado Brownies which were quite good.
My wife and I love to share a glass of wine together either before or after dinner. Not too long ago, I asked her to make me a creative after dinner drink. As a confession, she made me a Kahlua and cream. The trick is there was no cream in the drink. She used the Vanilla Almond Milk I have on hand for my morning shake recipe. I am totally in love with the combination of the Kahlua and vanilla almond milk. It is addicting, so I definitely need to limit how often I allow myself this treat!
These Easy Kahlua Brownies are truly easy to make. The brownie, or should I say fudge, has the typical ingredients including DARK brown sugar. The Kahlua is added into the wet ingredients as you would expect. It is also added into the brownie ingredients. If you think there will be too much of an alcohol taste, not at all. However, unlike a lot of recipes where the alcohol is cooked out, the Kahlua is not cooked all the way out. I may just be imagining the taste but I feel you can really taste it.
The dry ingredients, and then, the wet ingredients.
Mixing the dry ingredients followed by the mixing of the wet ingredients.
The brownies after baking followed by the preparing the ganache, and then, topping the brownies with the ganache.
The Easy Kahlua Brownies plated.
Easy Kahlua Brownies
- 1 Stick Butter Softened
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 3 Whole Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Kahlua
- 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Tbsp Kahlua
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Kahlua Brownie Recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with lightly greased with spray and set aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients (not including the brown sugar).
Beat together the brown sugar and softened butter. Next, add the eggs one at a time fully incorporating before adding the next egg. Stir in 1/2 cup Kahlua and mix.
Mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes (Test with a toothpick inserted in center to see if it comes out clean).
Kahlua Topping Recipe:
Prepare the ganache by placing all the chips and the cream in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until smooth then cool to room temperature. Pour over the brownies and refrigerate until set.
Serve and enjoy!