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Football Eats: Dessert with Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes

If you’re a fan of Baileys Irish Cream, then you’ll really fall in love with these Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes.

Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

Although football season is officially here, Sunday is the big game day. And if you are planning on watching the games most of the day or just your favorite team, I’m offering up some great eats to go along with football fanaticism. Today we are focusing on the sweeter things in life: desserts. My favorite!

Baileys Irish Cream for Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

Any dessert is great for game day, but you don’t want anything too fancy or too fussy. Football eats is all about finger foods, and this pertains to desserts, as well. So bars, cookies and cupcakes are great to have out on the table for anytime snacking.

And boozy desserts are even better for football parties! And these Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes will certainly please a crowd of football fans!

Making Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

Now I am not a huge alcohol drinker. In fact, I’m a huge lightweight. I don’t care too much for the flavor of alcohol and too much puts me to sleep. But, I do appreciate Baileys Irish Cream. This recipe has Baileys in the cupcake as well as in the frosting.

Ready to bake Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

The frosting is to DIE FOR. It is not the usual crappy frosting you get from grocery store cupcakes. This frosting is in a class by itself. I made these for my neighbors and we were licking our fingers clean because of that Baileys frosting. So feel free to make too much of this frosting. It’ll be a mistake worth making.

Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes by FamilySpice.com

Of course this isn’t a cupcake for the kiddos, even though the alcohol content is quite minimal. But there are plenty of desserts out there for the kiddos. We need more adult only desserts in this world. And covered in Baileys frosting, too.

Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes

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Recipe adapted from Cooking Etcetera

If you're a fan of Baileys Irish Cream, then you'll really fall in love with these Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 tsp Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 2 tsp brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and apply non-stick spray to a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper cups.
  2. In a bowl whisk together:
    • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. Using a stand mixer, whisk and cream until light and fluffy:
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. Mix in:
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 4 tsp Baileys Irish Cream
  5. Mix in one at a time:
    • 2 large eggs
  6. Add half of the flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  7. Mix in the remaining half of flour mixture.
  8. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until cupcake tops are a lightly browned.
  9. Let the cupcakes rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool.
  10. While cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting.
  11. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment mix until well combined:
    • 2 cup powdered sugar
    • 8 oz cream cheese, cold
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 tsp Baileys Irish Cream
    • 2 tsp brewed coffee, cooled
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  12. Allow frosting to chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before using on the cupcakes.

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

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