Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chocolate Irish Cream Cupcakes

I know, I know, I just did a filled chocolate cupcake recipe but I have to tell you about another one... And this one, well, I don't even have words.  Just take a look at them!
























I shared these with girlfriends tonight with rave reviews!

These started with my chocolate cupcake recipe that I've previously shared.  They are my favorite cupcakes to make and it's hard to imagine that these cupcakes can be made better.  But what's not better with Bailey's Irish Cream?  Or with a chocolate ganache filling?  I filled these with my cooked chocolate sauce and then saved some to drizzle over the top just for good measure!

The frosting I chose is a basic chocolate frosting recipe that I love but this time, I replaced the milk I typically use in it with Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur.  And I am so glad that I did.  And if you make these, you will be so glad that you did, too!

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Irish Cream Chocolate Icing          Printable recipe card here


1 c semi sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 c butter, room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 c powdered sugar
3 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur

In microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and stir the chocolate. Repeat these steps until chocolate is melted completely. Take care not to over cook. Set to the side and allow to cool but not harden.
Cream butter in mixing bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment until whipped. Add vanilla and cooled chocolate and mix thoroughly. Add sugar, one cup at a time, fully incorporating each addition into the mixture.
Slowly add the Bailey's and allow the icing to whip at medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.


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20 comments:

  1. wow the frosting is really great... I love cupcake very easy to make =)

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  2. Darn you, you delicious cupcake maker. These sound SO good. I almost regret that I finished the last of the Bailey's... and will have to get more just to make these. :)

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  3. Can you please fed-ex me one? I want one now! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays!

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  4. these look amazing! a good chocolate cupcake recipe is an essential, i find. i'll have to try yours.

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  5. OH my goodness, that frosting is over the top. These cupcakes look so delicious! Hope you have a wonderful holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Looks yummy.


    Thanks for sharing with
    Simply Delish Saturday

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Oh yum! The frosting especially sounds wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by sweet tooth Friday!

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  8. That frosting is unbelievable!! I'd love to taste it. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  9. These look amazing. I'm a fan for the Bailey Irish Cream and I can't wait to try this recipe. You don't know how much I wanted one right now!

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  10. Wow, these look very, very delicious!!!

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  11. Ahhh, it's the chocolate sauce that gets me! Looks sooo good!

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  12. Yum! You're right--what isn't made better by Bailey's? :) Nice job! Visiting from Sweet Tooth Friday, BTW.

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  13. That makes me want a cupcake something awful!

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  14. YUM!! These look FABULOUS! Definitely a MUST to make in my house :)

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  15. These look gorgeous and yummy. I need to start baking with liquor. ;)

    I've started my own linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, and would love for you to join sometime!

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  16. hey girl!!! this looks SO YUMMY!!! thanks for sharing:) i really want to try this:)

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  17. Yum, these look good. Looking forward to making them. I linked to you from Works for me Wedneday! Thanks!

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  18. Thank you so much for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays this week. These cupcakes look soooo good! I hope you'll come back again this week and link up another recipe or two!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/09/whisking-wednesdays-17.html

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