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Baileys Cupcakes

These Baileys Cupcakes are super chocolate-y with a wonderful and delicious Baileys Frosting.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Keyword: Baileys
Servings: 12
Calories: 139kcal
Cost: $9


Baileys Cupcakes:

  • 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

Baileys Buttercream

  • 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.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg