Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate & Caramel Filling
Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes are filled with a chocolate caramel ganache surprise. Taken up one more notch with a rich buttercream spiked with a dose of Bailey’s Irish Cream on top. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat.
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Let’s admit it, chocolate makes you just a tiny bit happier right? I mean, most people like chocolate right? Add caramel, buttercream and a little Bailey’s Irish Cream to the mix and now we’ve got a party!
Why the need for a party? Well, I’ve grown a whole year older! Today is my birthday and I baked myself cupcakes!
IRISH CREAM CUPCAKES
Ok, to be honest, I share a birthday with a few family members on my husband’s side and I made cupcakes for all of us over the weekend. I couldn’t decide what kind of cake I wanted, so I settled on cupcakes, since they travel well, and added a little Bailey’s for a St. Patrick’s Day twist.
These Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes have an intense chocolate flavor with just a hint of Irish Cream and caramel and have a surprise chocolate caramel center.
I doctored up a batch of my favorite Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix using Bailey’s Irish cream and milk and butter in place of the water and oil.
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Any who………after the cupcakes cooled, I used a sharp knife to cut out a cone-shaped section out of the cupcake and set it aside, then filled the cupcake with chocolate caramel ganache and replace the cone-shaped cake back on the cupcake.
Next, I topped each cupcake with the fabulous Bailey’s Buttercream using a 1 M icing tip.
To garnish I placed the remaining ganache in a decorator bag and heated it for about 10 seconds in the microwave to soften, sniped the tip off the bag, and drizzled over buttercream. Then drizzled with a little caramel ice cream topping.
I got those adorable green cake plates at Costco. It’s been a few weeks, but Costco had them for $20 per box (one color, 2 sizes in each box), so I picked them up in green and white.
In case you were wondering…..I am 17,167 days old today!
I wish I could share one with you! Don’t have any Bailey’s? Trust me, you are going to want to run out and get some! These Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes would make a great St. Patrick’s Day treat! you could replace the chocolate and caramel drizzle with green sprinkles!
Amy from Living Locurto was sweet enough to make some cute Happy Birthday cupcake flags that I printed and put on all the cupcakes before I took them to my sister-in-law’s. You can print your own FREE party Printables for Birthdays or Easter at Living Locurto!
More St. Patrick’s Day Treats:
Grasshopper Cocktails from Dine and Dish
Green Velvet Cheesecake from Recipe Girl
Irish Car Bomb Brownies from A Spicy Perspective
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies from TidyMom
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For the Cupcake
For Chocolate-Caramel Ganache
For Bailey's Buttercream
Instructions For the Bailey's Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes:
For Chocolate Caramel Ganache:
For Bailey's Buttercream
Nutrition Information: Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 52gProtein: 3g
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Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.