Boozybakes · Cupcakes

Fancy An Irish Reindeer?

Having alcohol in the new year without getting drunk πŸ˜›

Baileys chocolate cupcakes with Baileys and cinnamon buttercream frosting –Β and chocolate reindeer antlers

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I found the recipe here!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 350Β°F and line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with baking cups. Whisk together boiling water and cocoa, then cool completely. Whisk in Baileys.
  • Beat sugar, butter, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs and beat well. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add half of flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Add cocoa mixture, then finish with remaining flour mixture.
  • Fill each baking cup with a slightly rounded tablespoon of batter, to about 1/4 inch below the top of the liner. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • To make buttercream, beat butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add Baileys and beat on medium speed until airy.

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My mother insisted that the reindeers have eyes and noses…

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And I had a little partner in crime!

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Overall, the texture was good but thereΒ was only a whiff of Baileys in them. Could do with more!

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