Baileys Cupcakes



These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there’s really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

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These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a wider variety of different recipes on my Facebook page, some of mine and some others that I’ve discovered that I think you’ll all like. I’ve noticed a definite theme over there and that is that you all seem to love bakes with alcohol in. Gin seems to be a popular choice, along with Prosecco and of course, Baileys. As Baileys is one of my favourite drinks (it’s just so yummy and creamy) I thought I’d have a go at creating my own delicious cake with it featuring as the main ingredient.

Yesterday I shared my recipe for delicious Baileys buttercream and I promised at the time that I’d be back to share the recipe for the Baileys cupcakes hidden underneath, and here it is!

These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

These cupcakes are surprisingly simple to make. All you need to do is pop all the ingredients into a bowl, mix them up and bake them. There’s really no excuse not to make them, and you can always have a sneaky glass of Baileys as a reward for all your hard work while they’re in the oven (I do! 🙂 ).

These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

These cupcakes are perfect topped with the Baileys buttercream, but if you fancy a really indulgent treat then you could add a hidden Baileys ganache centre. To make it you’d need to follow the quick and easy version of my Baileys truffles recipe (using a ¼ of the ingredients listed). Once you’ve made the ganache, simple scoop out the middle of the cupcake with a teaspoon and add a spoonful of the ganache. Once it’s filled simply top it with the buttercream – yum!

These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

Baileys Cupcakes

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 165g self-raising flour
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 165g butter or soft margarine
  • 135ml Baileys Irish Cream
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 12 cupcake cases

If you’d like to top them with Baileys buttercream you can find the recipe here or if you fancy trying something a bit different then you can find all of my buttercream recipes in my mix-and-match cupcake index.

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan.
  2. Place your cupcake cases into a muffin tin.
  3. Sift the self-raising flour (165g) into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (3 medium eggs, 165g soft margarine, 165g caster sugar, ⅛ tsp salt and 135ml Baileys) and mix until fully combined (either by hand or using an electric mixer on a low speed).
  4. Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases (I use a cupcake scoop to help split it evenly).
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool in their tins for about 10 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool fully before decorating.

These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 243 kcal (12%), Fat: 12.5g (18%), Saturated Fat: 3.8g (19%), Carbohydrates: 26.3g (10%), Sugar: 16.4g (18%), Fibre: 0.4g (2%), Protein: 3.3g (7%), Salt: 0.4g (7%)

This is the estimated nutritional information per cake (excludes the icing). Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Corn-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

These Baileys cupcakes are so simple to make there's really no excuse not to. Perfect topped with Baileys buttercream and perhaps a hidden Baileys truffle centre too!


I’m sharing this recipe with the following challenges… #CookBlogShare with Easy Peasy Foodie and #TreatPetite with Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer.

7 Comments:

  1. linda browning

    These look fab. Could you use kalua or tia maria if you dont have baileys?

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’ve not tried it but I don’t see why not. Make sure you add it really slowly to the buttercream to ensure it doesn’t split.

  2. Those cupcakes look SO pretty, and I love my dessert with a touch of alcohol. This is perfect for me:)

  3. I have never tried making cupcakes with alcohol but I like the idea :)! The hidden Baileys ganache center sounds delicious. Thanks for the ispiration!

  4. Genius! Cake plus Baileys – that is never going to be anything other than AWESOME, now is it? Thanks for linking your delectable cupcakes up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x

  5. I am a bit obsessed with anything Baileys so these would be gone in no time! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite

  6. These cupcakes sound absolutely gorgeous! I really like the idea of adding the ganache centre as well to make them even more indulgent. Perfect grown up treat for all the Baileys fans out there, me being one of them 🙂 Pinned for later!

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