With a deep, dark chocolate flavor, these Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting are a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  The cupcakes are so easy to put together and the frosting is out of this world delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting
This year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I decided to doctor up my Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes, frost with an Irish Cream Buttercream frosting and sprinkle with green and gold sugars. Simple, easy, delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Cream Frosting

I started with Nanny’s Mayonnaise Cake recipe, substituted some Irish Cream Liquor for some of the water and made a dozen cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Cream Frosting
 
I love the deep dark chocolate flavor and moistness to this particular cupcake recipe. This cupcake recipe will always be my favorite!
 
Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Cream Frosting
The buttercream is just that, smooth, buttery, and delicious with a nice hit of Irish Cream Liqueur giving it that perfect touch for your St. Paddy’s Day Celebration!

 

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A tender chocolate cupcake with a delicious spiked frosting!

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Irish Cream Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with liners (24 cupcakes). Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. All at once, add the mayonnaise, water, Bailey's Irish Cream and vanilla. Mix with hand mixer until smooth. Using 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter into cupcake liners. Bake for approximately 20 -25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool.
  3. For the Frosting: In a medium bowl, blend together cream cheese, butter, and Bailey's. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well until it’s all well combined.
  4. This frosting will harden in the fridge, so plan to frost your cupcakes as soon as you are done making the frosting, If refrigerated, you will need to bring back to room temperature prior to frosting.

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Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

19 Comments

  1. Ellen March 10, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I know a few people who would love these cupcakes. I’m sure the Bailey’s puts them over the top!

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  3. Caroline March 10, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Yum, these look so good, love that frosting as well!

  4. Sue Lau March 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    These look bake-shop quality, Shelby!

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  7. Jas @All that's Jas March 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I’m drooling over that frosting!

  8. Carlee March 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Yes please! These look amazing and I bet they taste just as good!

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  10. Christie March 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Those look DELICIOUS!! Of course, I’m a sucker for anything chocolate.

  11. Wendy Klik March 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    We love mayonnaise cakes too. The frosting sounds delectable.

  12. Jersey Girl Cooks March 13, 2017 at 9:42 am - Reply

    These look awesome! I love that you started these with a mayonnaise cake. My mom always made one when I was a kid.

  13. Betsy @ Desserts Required.com March 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Such a clever way to incorporate Irish Cream into these cupcakes! Sharing on Desserts Required’s FB page manana! 🙂

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