Frosted Guinness Brownies You Can Try This Weekend

by | March 19, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is a big celebration in my house. When it comes to the food usually people automatically think of shepherd’s pie or a savory potato dish. For this holiday you definitely see a lot of green desserts, but my first thought was chocolate and Guinness. Stout already has an undertone of chocolate so why not highlight it in a rich dessert. The brownies on there own are not overly sweet, but when you add on top the creamy liqueur frosting it creates a great combination of bittersweet.


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Ingredients:

For the brownies

  • 2 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup Guinness
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. vegan almande irish cream liqueur

Directions:

  1. Spray an 8×8 brownie pan with oil and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small prep bowl, mix flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 5 minutes to create a flax egg.
  3. In a standing mixer, mix together Guinness, sugar, and maple syrup. Once well combined add in flax egg. While mixer is still going, pour in melted butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and cacao powder.
  5. A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture until a brownie batter is formed.
  6. Pour the brownie batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. While the brownies are baking make the frosting.
  8. Beat softened butter until whipped. Alternating, slowly beat in powdered sugar and irish cream liqueur, until well combined.
  9. Remove brownies from the oven and make sure to let them cool completely before frosting.

Did you like the recipe? Let me know in the comments below.


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