Kahlua Brownies



I was excited to join the Secret Recipe Club this month.  Members are assigned another blog, then given the task of picking out a recipe from that blog to make and share on the reveal date.  I was lucky to be hooked up with the The Wednesday Baker…her site is full of delicious baked goods…right up my alley.  It was a tough decision to select just one recipe.

So after browsing through all Andi’s recent posts, I noticed a link for “Brownies” in the side bar.  I couldn’t resist!  Then I spotted these fabulous Kahlua brownies…my family adores my Kahlua Cake, so I knew these would be a hit.   It was hard to restrain myself from becoming a follower…I didn’t want to give anything away…but this gal is a great cook.  These have to be some of the fudgiest brownies I’ve ever made…just look at them!!!  Hubby noticed the Kahlua taste immediately, but the boys felt it was more subtle…they were all in favor of me making them again.  

Hope you check out Andi’s blog, The Wednesday Baker. Thanks so much, Andi, for sharing this amazing recipe.

Kahlua Brownies


Adapted from The Wednesday Baker

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup butter (10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons)
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua plus 1 tablespoon for brushing on top after baked and cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease 9 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper or foil (I used an 8 inch pan).
  2. In a saucepan melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat or use a double boiler. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar with the eggs and beat until light in color. Add the melted chocolate. Mix. Add the Kahlua and mix. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and add to the batter and mix well.
  3. Turn into baking tin and bake for 30 minutes or until the top springs back when touched lightly in center (with the smaller pan, I baked for 35 minutes), and the edges begin to pull away. Cool in pan, and when cold, brush the top with the tablespoon of Kahlua. Allow this to set for a bit before cutting brownies.

Yield: 16 brownies

    Total time: 2 hours with chilling time


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 4273kcal Calories from fat 1708
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 190g 292%
      Saturated Fat 116g 580%
      Transfat 5g
      Cholesterol 886mg 295%
      Sodium 1660mg 69%
      Carbohydrate 591g 197%
      Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
      Sugars 401g
      Protein 52g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      1. These are a step up from any other brownie! Amazing flavor in there cant wait to try them have many Kahlua fans here! thanks Lizzy!

      2. Um, yeah, I can see why you choose to make these. Holy delicious goodness!

      3. These brownies look delicious, and I remember them from The Wednesday Baker! Great post!

      4. I LOVE! being a part of the Secret Recipe Club. It is such fun! These brownies look amazing! Bad news for pushing me further away from my weight loss goal though. Haha!

      5. Whoa – just pour me some milk!

      6. What a fun idea!!! Love the recipe club, and the brownies??? Yes please!!

      7. these sound delectable. YumYum!

      8. WOW!!! sounds awesome…I’m heading over to your kahlua cake now!

      9. Victoria says:

        Ooooh, a secret recipe club? What a fun idea! You definitely lucked out with these awesome brownies! A crowd pleaser for sure.

      10. jill@madaboutmacarons says:

        Well done on the Secret Recipe Club, Liz. It sounds so much fun. Just look at these kahlua brownies – and what photos on the coffee beans. They look gorgeous. You’re approaching the 100th chocolate recipe – FAST! 🙂

      11. Love the photos and love the kahlua. Another recipe for me to indulge in.

      12. That looks great – what a mocha combination!

      13. Eftychia says:

        Those brownies are delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

      14. sherri lynn says:

        OH these sound good! And the secret recipe club sounds so fun! What a great idea!

      15. Foodness Gracious says:

        These look like real brownies! I signed up for the club and cant wait to get going! I love your pictures also.

      16. Three-Cookies says:

        Looks really delicious, and it requires so few ingredients.

      17. Yum-another great one from the club-buzzed it.

      18. Oh yes, yes! These sweet treats look so rich and yummy.

      19. Your pictures of these are great! Yum!

      20. How beautiful are these! I absolutely love kahlua…and brownies (as it so happens)…I’d say it’s a win win combo.

      21. Veronica Gantley says:

        OOOh those look so yummy! With the addition of kahlua makes it over the top!

      22. Jason | Jason's BBQ Adventures says:

        Great looking brownies! Bet they were amazing.

      23. Mmm, I think that fudgy brownies are my favorite treat, can’t resist! They look great :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

      24. Wow, those are some majorly fudgy brownies.

      25. These look really good!!! Love the photos!

      26. I’ve overwhelmed at all the delicious pictures of the recipe club! WOW. These brownies sound wonderful Lizzy! : )

      27. I like the sound of this secret recipe club! It seems pretty cool that you get to recreate a recipe. Kahlua cake has always been a family favorite for us too, so I’m sure these would be a hit for us as well!

      28. Lauren Hairston says:

        Yummy yummy yummy! These would not last long at my house.

      29. Great brownie, and I love the idea of the Secret Recipe Club – I am going to have to look into that more!

      30. I do love Kahlua and can only imagine how delicious it is in a brownie. I would have picked this recipe too!

      31. The Country Cook says:

        Ooooooh – you did pick a good one! I am a fudgy brownie lover. The denser – the better as far as I’m concerned. Of course you would pick something chocolatey, and a little booze in the mix never hurt anyone..lol.

      32. Melissa Jones says:

        That brownie is not messing around! My brownie recipe is not too far from this, but clearly, I have been missing Kahlua! Some for the brownies and some for me 🙂

      33. First, these look AMAZING!! So rich and fudgy…I think I’m going to check out that site and maybe do one of these fun challenges. Thanks for sharing this great, fun idea Liz!!

      34. Be still my heart, the words fudge and kahlua together with Brownies….sigh….I would love to try those. I have a bottle of kahlua that’s begging to be used, I may have to try this wonderful recipe!
        Thanks for sharing and introducing me to another great blogger!

      35. The Vanilla Bean Baker says:

        Boy oh boy do these brownies ever look moist and chewy! Great idea to shoot them on top of the coffee beans!

      36. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

        These are my kind of brownies!! I love the coffee beans in the picture!

      37. Torviewtoronto says:

        this brownie looks good

      38. MyBlackPoodle says:

        I’m going to try these for Father’s Day. How can I miss?

      39. These are incredible!! So rich and fudgy! and Kahlua?! YUMMO!

      40. Wow, those brownies look so moist and luscious. Fun to learn re Secret Recipe Club.

      41. the brownies are looking soooo delicious…..cant wait to make them….hope they will turn out as well as yours 🙂

      42. Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says:

        YUMMY! These look so rich and full of fudge. The addition of the kahlua is perfect. Delish!

      43. I’m enjoying my first month in the Secret Recipe Club and checking out all the blogs and recipes. Your brownies look so fudgy and delicious I’m just going to have to make them.

      44. AMAZING recipe! Ohhhh Lizzy… every time I open your site I know I am going to add another dish to my to try recipe list! Ohhhh Kahlua!!! You already know I am chocoholic… and I can’t live without coffee……

      45. K and S says:

        yum! kahlua & chocolate together 🙂

      46. Amazing! Awesome! So tempting~~~~

        P.S. Thanks for following me, I follow back.

      47. Kahlua adds a certain richness that is so different from other brownies. I’ve tried these years ago, when they were promoting Kahlua so strongly, and haven’t made it in years.
        Thanks for the inspiration, Lizzy, already printed out the recipe. Looks so rich and super moist, fudgy, and oh, so yummy!

      48. These look amazingly good! What a great flavor combo!

      49. Great pictures! Brownies look so inviting.. 🙂

      50. briarrose says:

        So rich and moist. I love the kahlua addition. Liquor in sweets always gives me such a giggle. 😉

      51. Oh Lizzy, I can see why you couldn’t resist this recipe, looks and sounds pretty darn good.
        definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing

      52. I can see why you picked that delicious looking brownie! Sounds amazing…yum! Perfect pick for the SRC 🙂

      53. Marnely Rodriguez says:

        Woah, these look amazing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      54. I love kahlua too and these brownies look amazing! I recently heard of SRC and it sounds like a lot of fun 🙂

      55. You had me at kahlua…and you had me at brownies! This is a win-win recipe for me 😀 Thank you for sharing it, I know I’ll try this one out soon.

        I’m also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that’s how I found your blog 🙂

      56. The Secret Recipe Club sounds like fun! And, it looks like there are some great recipes that I’ll have to check out later. With Kahlua in these brownies, they just have to be fantastic!

      57. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

        I’m catching up your blog and three sweets in a row. I need to live next to your house Lizzy….Who’s getting spoiled by all these sweets!? So envious!

      58. Pachecopatty says:

        I can see why these Kahlua brownies would become family favorites. So many delicious looking dishes in all the links on your post, gone are the days we used to buy magazines for inspiration on what to make for dinner;-)

      59. A great choice 🙂 I love the addition of the coffee liquor!

      60. The moistest brownie EVER? I’ll have two please! Best part of this recipe??? That you BRUSH more Kahlua on top of the baked brownie. HECK yeah! 😀

      61. these sound amazing. i have on e problem though. how much does 1 cup of butter weigh?

      62. Karin, thanks!!! One cup of butter is 8 ounces or 225 g. Hope you try these 🙂

        Thanks, everyone for your kindnesses!!!

      63. These are so dense and fudgy. Slammin recipe!

      64. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

        Kahlua in those fudgey looking brownies. Oh I’m in heaven 🙂

      65. You can’t go wrong adding kahlua to anything! YUM!

      66. Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:

        I have so been craving brownies lately. Yum!

        I hope you’ll stop by my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday and share your recipe! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/16/midnight-craving-cupcakes/

      67. Angelgirlpj says:

        Oh my goodness, these look and sound so good.

      68. Oh my, these look absolutely decadent, and so, so delicious! The Kahlua would add the most wonderful flavour too. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

      69. Butrcreamblondi says:

        I’m really glad you made these cuz now I’m going to make them! Brushing more Kahlua on top of the brownies is like frosting on the cake 😉 I also love your first photo with the brownie sitting on top of all those coffee beans!

      70. All I can say is booze and baking… ooooh these brownies have my name all over them 😉

      71. Little Brick Ranch says:

        These look delicious…and yet another brilliant thing to do with Kahlua besides spike the morning coffee!!

        Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

      72. I love kahluah and I love chocolate so will be definitley making these!

      73. I found your blog through the YBR. This brownie looks amazing. And I love the idea of the secret recipe – what fun!

      74. Spicie Foodie says:

        Lizzy, these brownies look perfect and mouthwatering. Going to bookmark this to try them soon. What a great round up for your recipe club. Thanks for having participated in June’s YBR:)

      75. Hope she bakes these for you, Javed 🙂

      76. Yummy Liz, my favourite flavours!!!

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