Baileys Coffee Cupcakes

Are you a Baileys lover? If yes, then these cupcakes are definitely for you! Biting into one of these beauties is like biting into a pure cup of Baileys Irish Cream (the secret is most definitely in the icing). Relatively easy to make, these cupcakes are perfect for any occasion.

Baileys Coffee Cupcakes          |          Level: Easy          |          Serves: 20

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Cupcakes                                                                                Icing

2 Cups Sugar                                                                         3 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 Cup Butter (Unsalted), Room Temp                          1 Cup Butter (Unsalted), Room Temp

1 1/2 Cups Self-Rising Flour                                              1/4 Tsp Salt

1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour                                            1/2 Cup Baileys Irish Cream

4 Eggs

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Brewed Coffee (Strong)

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Instant Espresso (+ More for Garnish)

WHAT TO DO

Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the two flours. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, brewed coffee, and vanilla. In an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the eggs one at a time. Once everything is beaten together, starting adding a little bit of the flour mixture and then a little bit of the coffee mixture. Continue alternating the two mixtures until everything is mixed together. Lastly, add in the espresso powder. Once everything is combined, pour mixture into muffin trays lined with paper muffin cups and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until cooked through. While the cupcakes are baking, you can make the icing. To do so, begin by creaming together the butter and salt until light and fluffy. Then use the same technique as for the cupcakes, by alternating the icing sugar with the Baileys Irish cream until desired texture and sweetness. Wait until the cupcakes are completely cooled before icing them and topping them off with a little extra espresso powder for decoration. Enjoy!

*Tip: If not consuming the cupcakes right away, keep refrigerated until ready.

For a personal fun touch, you can add flavour infusers to your cupcakes filled with extra Baileys (or any alcohol you prefer). I personally used Wilton Shot Top Flavor Infusers that I had gotten as a gift during the holidays! They definitely added that extra something special.

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Recipe adapted from: Food52 Irish coffee cupcakes recipe.

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