Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Creme Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Creme Frosting

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"Perfect for that St. Patrick's Day party or if you want something chocolatey and delicious!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 367 cals

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Whisk together 2 1/2 cups flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Beat in white sugar, 2/3 cup butter, water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and eggs to make a smooth batter.
  5. Place chocolate chips into a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons flour until the chips are coated; fold chocolate chips into the batter.
  6. Divide batter between the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. While cupcakes are cooling, beat 1 cup butter, Irish cream liqueur, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and green food coloring with an electric mixer in a large bowl until mixture is smooth, thick, and evenly colored.
  9. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, until frosting is desired consistency. Beat in more confectioners' sugar to make a stiffer frosting.
  10. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • There are many possible ways to frost cupcakes, so have fun with it. Garnishes can be from a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips to sprinkles.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I didn’t make the frosting as the ratio of 3:1 powdered sugar to butter was just too butter-heavy for my liking. The cupcakes baked nicely and after decorating them for Valentine’s Day they were cute as a button. As for taste, however, I was let down. They were nondescript – not chocolatey enough, not moist enough, not sweet enough.


These were excellent and were well liked by my family. I had to cook them about 30 minutes and I used a little more Bailey's in the frosting :)


Yum! I emitted the chocolate chips but the recipe came out great! Baked for 19 minutes. Top is a little crispy but the inside is soft and moist. I got 27 cupcakes at about 2/3s full a cup. Nice flavor.