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Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes
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Lucky Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes

Get lucky with these Bailey's Irish Cream infused cupcakes iced with a creamy delicious Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Kim Lange


Lucky Cupcakes

  • 1 White Cake Mix + Ingredients to make cupcakes
  • Optional: Green Food Coloring for coloring cupcakes

Topping for cupcakes

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Sprinkles mini chocolate chips for garnish


Lucky Cupcakes

  • Make white cake with ingredients called out on directions of cake mix.
  • Reserve 1/3 of cupcake batter and set aside.
  • Add in some drops of green food coloring to the remainder of the cake, mix until color achieved and pour into cupcake liners 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.
  • Take reserved 1/3 cupcake batter and drop a spoonful on top of the green batter and spread to edge of each cupcake. Use knife and do one swirl in each cupcake.
  • Bake in oven as directions say.

Bailey's Irish Cream for tops of cupcakes

  • After the cupcakes have been baked and cooled, poke a few holes in the top of each cupcake and then pour up to 1 - 2 or 3 teaspoons of Bailey's on the top of each out of the 1 cup of Bailey's. The holes will help the Bailey's reach the interior, infusing the cupcakes. Yum!

Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
  • Add the salt and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Mix in 3-4 Tbsp Irish Cream. Add more or less depending on the consistency of frosting you desire.
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  • Using a large round top, pipe a big swirl of frosting onto the cupcake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.