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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baileys White Chocolate Cupcakes

Baileys White Chocolate Cupcakes by Baking Makes Things Better (1)

These Baileys White Chocolate Cupcakes are a serious, decadent treat.  They are easy to make, but the results are quite impressive.  The cake is soft and fluffy with delicious white chocolate chips.  The frosting is a buttercream with a hit of Baileys.  Trust me, these are good!

Baileys White Chocolate Cupcakes by Baking Makes Things Better (3)

Makes 12.

1 ½ cups self raising flour
1 ½ cups caster sugar
120g butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup milk
½ cup white chocolate chips

¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
120g butter, softened
3 cups icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake papers.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer.  Mix in the flour.
Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Mix in the vanilla essence and milk.  Fold through the chocolate chips.
Divide the mixture between the prepared cupcake papers.  Bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out cleanly.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before removing onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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To make the icing, cream the butter with an electric beater.  Add the icing sugar and the Baileys in three lots, alternating between the icing sugar then the Baileys.  If the icing seems too stiff, add in a bit of hot water, a tablespoon amount at a time.  If the mix seems too runny, add in small amount of icing sugar until you are happy with the texture.  I piped my icing onto the cupcakes using a 1M Wilton tip, starting in the centre and circling outwards.

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  1. Yum these sound and look delicious! Must give them a try, this my Father-In-Law would love them ;)

  2. Oh I love anything Baileys flavoured! They would be scrumptious with a Baileys cocktail!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

  3. Hi Melissa! I love all your recipe! But I'm confused, how do you decide when to use self raising flour, and when to use the plain flour?:(

    1. Hi,

      For this recipe, use self raising flour.