Baileys is one of my favorite brands to bake with and add to variety of drinks for an added punch of flavor. This collection of recipes uses a few of my favorite flavors from the brand including Delightfully Light, Apple Pie (so good!!) and their classic Original Flavor Irish Cream.
Baileys Espresso Martini
This first recipe from Baileys is so delicious. It uses their Deliciously Light flavor which has less calories and sugar. If you haven’t noticed, espresso martinis are all the rage right now. I see them everywhere, and for good reason. They give you a boost of energy if you’re feeling a little sleepy at night (enter: me!) and they taste savory, creamy and delicious.
Apple Pie Latte
I love this apple pie latte because it tastes like an apple pie in a warm, cozy drink. It has a shot of espresso, steamed oat milk (you could use another milk if you like), and of course the Apple Pie flavor from Baileys. I know it’s a seasonal drink that’s made for fall but I think it would be delicious around the holidays, too (and beyond). Because who doesn’t love the flavors of apple pie?
Dark Chocolate Bat Baileys Cupcakes
I love these super chocolate-y flavored cupcakes because they have a really deep and dark intense flavor. They’re super moist and the crumb is absolute perfection. They have Baileys in the cupcake AND in the frosting. They’re super delightful and a teeny bit boozy. They’re super rich and creamy.
Baileys Hot Chocolate
If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate Baileys into your life this holiday season, this is the way! It’s a super chocolate-y, delicious, warm way to drink it up. I like to use oat milk but you’re free to use your milk of choice. It’s super simple too: just warm all of the ingredients together in a pot over the stove until the chocolate has melted.
The snowman marshmallows are my absolute favorite. They’re just big marshmallows cut in half with a piece of flavorless floss and then I melted some chocolate and orange candy melts and added each to a piping bag. And then I just piped on the smile and carrot nose. Easy!
Here are the recipes for everything I described above. Enjoy and Happy Holidays
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- 2 1/4 cup (340g) all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (400g) white granulated sugar
- 1 cup baking cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk shaken
- 3/4 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream
- 1/2 cup hot coffee
- 3 tablespoons neutral oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons Baileys Original Irish Cream
To Make the Cupcake Batter:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place 12 cupcakes liners into the cavities of a cupcake tin.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, black cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
- To the dry mixture, crack in the eggs, pour in the buttermilk, Baileys, coffee, neutral oil and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. The batter will be thin—that’s ok!
- Fill each of the cupcake liner about 1/2 way. Transfer to the oven to bake for about 18 to 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack and cool until room temperature before frosting.
- Repeat with the remaining cupcake batter. I got 30 cupcakes with this amount.
To Make the Vanilla Buttercream:
- In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar and kosher salt; beat until smooth and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Pour in Baileys; beat until nice and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Baileys Apple Pie Latte
- 1.5 ounces Baileys Apple Pie
- 1 shot espresso
- 5 ounces steamed oat milk
- Caramel sauce , to drizzle
- Ground cinnamon , to dust on
- Thinly sliced apple , to garnish
- Start with a shot of espresso in your cup. Add the Baileys Apple Pie and top pour in the oat milk, pouring in a swirling motion to evenly incorporate all the ingredients. To finish, drizzle with some caramel sauce, dust with some cinnamon, and add a few apple slices to the rim. Enjoy.
Baileys Hot Chocolate with Snowmen Marshmallows
- Waxed , unflavored dental floss
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar , sifted onto small plate
- 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate , melted
- 1 ounce candy melts , melted
- 4 cups full-fat oat milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate , discs (wafers) or chopped
- Pinch kosher salt
- 6 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
To Shape the Marshmallows:
- To create your snowmen, start by cutting each marshmallow into thirds using a piece of waxed, unflavored dental floss. To slice with the floss simply shimmy it under the marshmallow and gently pull it up on both sides to wrap it around the marshmallow then pull it tightly in opposite directions for a clean cut.
- Once all the marshmallows have been cut into thirds, toss the cut sides in the powdered sugar and shake off any excess. This gets rid of the stickiness. Put the melted bittersweet chocolate and the melted orange candy melts into two small piping bags or Ziploc bags and snip off a tiny tip on each bag.
- Pipe on the eyes and mouths of the snowmen with the melted bittersweet chocolate and the noses with the candy melts. Set aside.
To Make the Baileys Hot Chocolate:
- To a medium saucepan, placed over medium-low heat, pour in the milk, sugar, chocolate, and salt. Whisk and heat until the chocolate is has melted and is well incorporated. Remove from the heat and whisk in the baileys. Divide between 4 mugs and top with marshmallow snowmen.