Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting

I can’t believe that I haven’t tried Baileys Frosting before! I’ve seen it on Pinterest and on other blogs but just never got around to trying it. But today that procrastination ended and I made Baileys Frosting. Where have you been all my life? ¬†This is an amazing combination of 2 of my favourite things – Baileys and cupcakes. And what perfect timing for this experiment – St Patricks Day is just 2 days away. A wonderful Irish treat to celebrate St. Patricks Day.


For something so decadent it is relatively easy to make. I just substituted Baileys for the cream in my regular vanilla buttercream frosting. This frosting would be a perfect match for any cupcake – these are my Brown Sugar Cupcakes topped with Baileys frosting. Chocolate cupcakes would be divine with this frosting as well.


Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting
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Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ cup salted butter, room temp
  • ⅓ cup Baileys
  • 4 cups sifted icing sugar
  1. Beat butter for 1 minute with electric hand mixer. Add in 2 cups of the icing sugar.
  2. Add in the Baileys and beat until well incorporated.
  3. Add in the remaining icing sugar and beat until fluffy.


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