Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

Try these Bailey's Irish Cream infused cupcakes iced with a creamy delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Cooling10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Bailey’s, Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes, Irish
Servings: 18
Calories: 363.5kcal


  • ¾ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup Hot water
  • 6 tbsp Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ⅔ cup All-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup Dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ¼ tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Miniature chocolate chip
  • 1 lb Confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup Irish cream, such as Bailey's (or heavy cream)
  • tsp Leaves green concentrated food coloring, plus additional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 18 muffin cups with liners.
  • In bowl, mix cocoa and hot water until dissolved; reserve.
  • Melt 6 T butter; reserve.
  • In bowl, mix flour with next five ingredients.
  • Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and cocoa mixture.
  • Stir in chips.
  • Divide among liners.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Transfer from pan to racks; cool.
  • On medium-high speed, beat remaining butter until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until blended.
  • Add liqueur; beat until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.
  • Beat in 1/8 t food coloring until blended.
  • If desired, fit large star tip into pastry bag.
  • Using paintbrush starting at tip of bag, paint 2-3 lines of food coloring along inside, ending 1 inch from edge.
  • Place bag in glass; fill with frosting.
  • Pipe, or with spoon, spread frosting over cupcakes.
  • If desired, decorate with shamrocks.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size103g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories363.5
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 9.9g 50%
  • Cholesterol 58.4mg 20%
  • Sodium 289.4mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 55.5g 19%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 7%
    • Sugars 43.8g
  • Protein 3.2g 7%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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