As soon as I come home for Christmas I just can’t seem to get myself out of the kitchen! There are so many amazing things to make and there is so much creative potential. I absolutely love trying out new things and this year I wanted to try and make some Baileys Cupcakes. I love Baileys so much and the result was delicious! I used a basic chocolate cupcake recipe from Baking mad and then added 1 tsp of Baileys to the cake mixture. Furthermore, to make the cakes more interesting, I split the mixture into blonde and chocolate then swirled it together… read on to see the marbled effect!
Baileys… the best liquer ever… yum!!
The ingredients list is very simple:
- 4tbsp boiling water
- 40g Cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 175g butter
- 165g unrefined caster sugar
- 115g self-raising flour
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baileys (My addition to the recipe)
After mixing all the ingredients together (making sure to split the mixture in half before adding the Baileys and cocoa), I layered up the plain mixture followed by the chocolate one and then finally followed by another plain layer – this is what makes the cake lovely and swirled!
Cook the cupcakes for about 10-15 minutes
The icing mixture is very simple too:
- 750g icing sugar
- 250g softened butter
- 25g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp Baileys (I used a very small amount and I personally think this is by far enough!)
Once the icing sugar is all mixed together, add to the cakes and voila!!
I loved these cupcakes! Let me know if you try them out 🙂
This is only the first of a few Christmas cooking posts so watch this space! I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas Eve Eve!
Lots of love,