Thursday, March 12, 2015

Baileys and Coke Cupcakes (Baileys Irish Cream Butter Cream and Coca Cola Cupcakes)

Go ahead, get a towel for your drool.  This is going to be a good one.  I always like doing something with Irish Cream for St. Patrick's Day.   It is the birthday of one of my dear sisters, (Holla Patty), and a day full of food and drink traditions!

I was reaching, grasping, and being tormented by what I would make this year.  Then, a few days ago it came to me.  I drink Baileys and Coke all the time, why not.....oh wait, let me clarify.  The 5 times a year I have a drink, I get on with my Baileys and Coke.  When I used to travel, it was the best drink the airlines could make me, and while, it does look a little unappealing before being mixed, it is delicious and if you haven't tried it you should.  I know!!  Maybe these cupcakes are a good way to try it out first!

Really these are so easy, so fun, and quite honestly, quite freakin amazing.   May the luck of the Irish be with ye!

You will need:
1 white cake mix
1 can coca cola

1 cup softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4-1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream

Preheat your oven to the temperature recommended.  In a bowl mix together your white cake mix and the Coke.  Line your cupcake tin with papers and scoop even amounts into each.  Bake for the recommended time.  Remove and let cool completely.

For the butter cream, in the bowl of a stand mixer or a mixing bowl add in butter and powdered sugar.  Beat until completely combined.  Start adding a little bit of Irish cream at a time until you get to your desired consistency.  If you are using a stand mixer, let it rip for about 5 minutes.  The secret, in my opinion to perfect buttercream is letting it whip for a long time.  If you are using a hand mixer, just go as long as your arm still stays attached! 

Frost your cupcakes however you choose, and decorate as you like.  Then, be prepared to get cupcake drunk!


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