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Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcakes

March 12, 2012

I needed some cupcakes for an office party last week and decided to experiment with adding Bailey’s Irish Cream to my cupcake batter and frosting. These were a hit and this is a super easy semi-homemade recipe! Surprisingly enough, I resisted eating these…talk about will power!

Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcake


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Baileys


  • Follow the directions on your cake mix box, but substitute buttermilk for the liquid called for, in equal amounts. I read this one time and now make the switch every time I use a cake mix. Add in the called for amount of oil and eggs and mix until combined.
  • Stir in 1/3 cup Baileys.
  • Scoop into lined cupcake tins about 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake according to directions, likely at 350 for 16 minutes or so. Allow to cool before frosting.

Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 80z package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box powdered sugar (4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup Baileys, or more
  • 1 t vanilla


  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.
  • Stir in Bailey’s and vanilla. If the Bailey’s flavor isn’t strong enough for you, keep adding a little more (I think I may have ended up with 1/3 to 1/2 cups at the end!)
  • Beat on high for a few minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
One Comment leave one →
  1. Toni permalink
    March 12, 2012 10:19 pm

    Emily, I am going to make these on Wed for my husband’s birthday….going out tomorrow to get the ingredients….I’ll let you know how I do. Keep on keeping on young lady!

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