Boozy Baileys Cupcakes

Here we go again, Baileys in the kitchen and its not being used for drinking!! 

This time I thought I would give baking a whirl, Im not the worlds best baker. I have had some terrible outcomes when it comes to baking, frankly its a shot to my womanhood. BUT I can make a delicious cupcake. So its a kind of a win. When making these I did reach a little glitch when my 10 year old mixer decided to die (RIP buddy, your mixing up in heaven) so this was all created by hand. I can tell you now that having a mixer is way better than by hand and is way less frustrating. Anyways give this a go they pair nicely with a coffee and catchup with friends…..




75g softened butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 egg

1/3 cup water

1 tbs cocoa powder

2 cups self raising flour

1/2 cup Baileys

Butter Cream Icing

2 tbsp Baileys

125g softened butter

4 cups icing sugar (sifted)


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. Mix butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, then add egg and Vanilla – mix well
  3. In another bowl, mix the Baileys, water and cocoa
  4. In another bowl sift the flour
  5. Once the flour is sifted, add the flour to the batter gradually alternatively with the Baileys and cocoa mixture. Mix well after each addition.Start and end with he dry flour .
  6. Fill the cupcake liners until about 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes until the tops spring back when touched lightly or put a toothpick in the centre of each cupcake and if the toothpick comes out clean they’re ready.
  7. Cook on cooling rack until completely cool before icing
  8. When cupcakes are cooled start making the icing. Mix the butter and slowly add in the icing sugar until the mix is lumpy.
  9. Once the mix is lumpy slowly add in the Baileys to smooth it out ( add more Baileys if needed). Make sure the mixture is smooth and fluffy –  but still bit firm.
  10. Put in piping bag and pipe icing on the cupcakes (so it can look nice and fancy)
  11. Enjoy these bad boys!





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