Bailey's Irish Cupcakes Recipe -
Bailey's Irish Cupcakes Recipe
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Bailey's Irish Cupcakes

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"These sweet cakes taste just like the real thing! A fun variation of a plain cupcake. These taste great topped with whipped cream or a buttercream frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until the butter is light and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; beat in sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, at least 5 more minutes.
  4. Beat in egg yolks one at a time, mixing until each yolk is just combined before adding the next; mix in sour cream and vanilla and almond extracts.
  5. Sift flour in a separate bowl with baking powder and salt.
  6. Stir flour mixture into the liquid ingredients in thirds, alternating with Irish cream liqueur, until the batter is smooth.
  7. Pour batter into the lined muffin cups.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until the cupcakes are golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2012


Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2013

I wasn't a fan of these. The flavor was fine (I left out the almond extract in order to accentuate the flavor of the Bailey's) but I was not impressed with the texture. I found the batter too loose and the resulting cupcake heavy, dense and moist - TOO heavy, dense and moist. Perhaps both the Bailey's and the sour cream should both be reduced but I'm afraid I'm not interested in this recipe enough to play around with it. These were just passable.


22 Ratings

Apr 29, 2012

These came out great! Everyone loved them and I cannot wait to make them again! Super easy to make!

Mar 16, 2013

these cupcakes were awesome!! I made them for a St. Paddy's party...but they didn't make it to the party. the leprechauns got 'em.

Nov 12, 2012

Wonderful recipe. Add a butter / bailey's frosting to the top - yummmmmm....

Apr 16, 2012

Absolutely marvelous - delightfully moist with an excellent texture. Kept very well in the fridge. A nice hit with the sailors at hubby's squadron. Well done!

Mar 20, 2013

really good flavor and smells so good , i used yogurt because i dint have sour cream and it come out chewy and a little row but i should follow the recipe

Jun 28, 2014

VERY GOOD, I made these for my 25 year old sons birthday! He and all of his friends loved them. He wants this to be his cake every year.


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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