Mile High Guinness Brownies with Guinness Buttercream Frosting – delicious, mile high brownies infused with Guinness Stout, topped with an incredible Guinness buttercream frosting and chocolate shavings.
Warning! These are not your typical brownies. No, these brownies are way better. These brownies will rock your world. These brownies are for the true chocolate lovers, and beer lovers. These brownies are not pathetically skinny. No, these brownies are mile high and loaded with chocolate with a hint of Guinness. And if that’s not enough, they are then frosted with this incredible Guinness buttercream frosting, then topped with more dark chocolate shavings. Yep, these brownies are special and I made them just for you!
One might say these brownies are great for Father’s day and I’m going to agree with that, or that these brownies are perfect for St. Patrick’s day, but that ship has sailed. Oops! But I say, these brownies are for you, when you need a pick me up, when you’re feeling down, or simply when you have a sweet tooth, because these brownies will deliver!
I made these brownies with one goal in mind. I wanted them to be huge. The reason is simple. Hubs always says “My mom’s brownies are sky high and full of chocolate.” Well after 15 years of marriage, I finally decided to show him who can make better and bigger brownies. No competitive bone in my body. He wasn’t home when I made these, and I was going to surprise him, but if there’s one thing you should know about me is if I have something to share with someone I can’t wait for the special occasion, this is why I usually don’t buy Christmas presents until very close to Christmas, because I cannot wait to give them to that person.
So I did what any sane wife would do, I texted him a picture of my mile high brownies and said “Are these high enough for you?” Well, I got a “Hahaha” out of that, but when he came home I couldn’t wait to give him a piece. I wanted him to forget all about dinner and just sample my brownies, but I waited patiently.
Well the moment finally came and of course he loved the brownies, did you expect anything else? I can make a mean brownie!
These brownies are very rich and dense, full of chocolate, you can taste a hint of Guinness, and that buttercream frosting is fabulous, adds a bit more sweetness to the brownies. So next time you want a special brownie, try these, or make these for Father’s day, he will appreciate them.
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- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Guinness beer
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate shavings for topping
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 1/4 cup milk I used 2%
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Guinness beer
Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a bowl add the flour and sift the cocoa powder, add the salt then whisk everything together. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer add the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix everything together until well incorporated, about 1 minute. Add the beer and mix for another minute. Finally add cocoa and flour mixture and mix until batter is smooth.
Pour half the batter in the prepared baking dish, then top with the chocolate chips evenly, then top with the remaining batter.
Bake for 45 minutes. To test if it's done, insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies and if it comes out clean, it's done. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the buttercream frosting. Add beer to a saucepan and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes until it reduces and thickens, it will be similar to a syrup. You should have about 1/4 cup left.
In a stand mixer, cream butter, then add the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Add about 2 tbsp of the Guinness extract and mix well. You might not need all the Guinness extract. Gradually add milk to the frosting and beat until smooth. If frosting is too thick add in a bit more milk or the Guinness extract, a few drops at a time.
When the brownies have cooled, remove from pan and spread the buttercream frosting over the top. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, then cut into pieces.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.