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Day 181 – Bailey’s Cupcakes

28 Jan

Who doesn’t love Irish Cream?  I mean, come on.  Right?  It’s amazing.  Even if you’re not an alcohol person.  It’s just yummy.  So, I can’t even resist a cupcake with Irish Cream involved.  Hence, these Bailey’s Cupcakes (recipe below from Good To Know Recipes).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-chocolate-cupcake

The cupcakes are moist, but crumbly. A little like a brownie.  They taste a bit like a brownie too. But a dark, almost bitter, brownie. I get a lot of the coffee flavor, but not as much Bailey’s.


The chocolate buttercream is thick, but smooth and easy to pipe.  It has a very yummy chocolate flavor. Something between cocoa and semisweet. Really yummy. I feel like it could be a versatile frosting, easily used for other cupcakes.

The Bailey’s buttercream is smooth and silky. Almost a cream. But a pipeable consistency.  It has a sweet Irish Cream flavor. Nothing too extreme. Together the frosting looks really cool, but I’m not sure how I feel about the flavors. They are both so distinct, and so different. It’s not that they don’t work, I’m just not sure what to think…

Bailey's-cupcake     Mini-Bailey's-cupcake

The frostings definitely bring out the best in the cupcake. The Bailey’s and the chocolate and the star players once you put it all together. The frostings also make the overall cupcake a little smoother. It’s a thick and rich cupcake though. So have your glass of milk at the ready.

Bailey's-top     Mini-Bailey's-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 2.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 2.5 (the frostings are both simple enough, but there are 2 of them)
  • TOTAL: 17


Bailey’s Cupcakes (recipe from Good To Know Recipes)


  • 55g butter
  • 55g 48% dark chocolate
  • 5g coffee granules
  • 30g self-raising flour
  • 30g plain flour
  • 5g cornflour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • Pinch bicarbonate of soda
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 25 ml buttermilk
  • 40 ml of water
  • 1 bar of Irish cream chocolate

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 340g icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 100 ml milk

Bailey’s Buttercream:

  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Irish cream/Bailey’s

For directions visit Good To Know Recipes.

*Tomorrow: Hot Cocoa Cupcakes*

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