Coffee and Baileys Cupcakes

I don’t know about you but I still have chocolate from Christmas in my cupboards.  Normally, it would have all been eaten by now, but since some of the goods have liqueur in them, they’ve been off-limits to the kids.  That’s why I decided to use some of them in these Coffee and Baileys Cupcakes.

Coffee and Bailey's Cupcakes

The idea came to me when I was figuring out what I could do with all the truffles that were just sitting there.  I know for myself, I enjoy a little Baileys in my coffee from time-to-time.  That’s when I decided to make a coffee cupcake and stick one of these truffles in the middle.  Boy, am I glad I did!

Coffee and Bailey's Cupcakes

These cupcakes turned out perfectly (and I’m not a cupcake fan), especially with the Chocolate & Baileys Frosting on top.  I cheated with the frosting and bought a can of Whipped Chocolate Frosting and added some Baileys to that.  The cupcakes weren’t for anything special, so if I was sharing them with others or bringing them somewhere, I definitely would have made homemade.  Either way, I didn’t hear any complaints.  Coffee and Baileys = a perfect combination!

Coffee and Bailey's Cupcakes

Coffee and Baileys Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 21 cupcakes

Coffee flavored cupcakes filled with a Bailey's Irish Cream Truffle and then frosted with Chocolate & Bailey's.


    For the cupcakes:
  • 1 & 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1 box of Baileys Irish Cream Truffles
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 can of Whipped Chocolate Frosting
  • 4 Tbsp. Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur


For the cupcakes:
Using cupcake liners, prepare two cupcake pans and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix all ingredients until well combined.
In a separate bowl, add buttermilk, oil, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk well.
After coffee has brewed, mix in the 2 tsp. of coffee granules until dissolved.
Slowly pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the dry ingredients on low speed.
Remove bowl from mixer and stir in the coffee until all ingredients are well combined.
Your batter will be very runny, but trust me, it will make great cupcakes.
With a measuring cup or scoop, pour batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full and insert one Baileys Truffle into the center.
Once all cupcake liners are filled, bake in the center of a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, and then let cool completely on a wire rack.
For the Frosting:
In a small bowl. add the can of Whipped Chocolate Frosting and the Baileys Liqueur and mix well with a spoon.
You can pipe on the icing or spread it on however you wish.
Cupcake recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction
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  1. What a perfect flavor combo for a cupcake! Love these – they look perfectly adorable :D and delicious of course

  2. These look delicious, Liz! I wish I had one right now!

    • Thanks Julie! Every time I’ve been thinking about sunshine (because it’s cold and snowy here) I think of you! Hope you’re enjoying it. Only 2 more weeks until I’m in the sunshine :)

      • You’re welcome, Liz! I bet you can’t wait until you are in the sunshine! It has been warm this past week although last weekend was cold for Florida! The lows where I live were in the low 40′s for two days. But now we are back to being in the 80′s for the high and having to run the A/C.

        Hope you are having a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of it. :)

  3. I LOVE coffee and bailey’s! I have a slight biast with Bailey’s Irish Cream as my middle name is Bailey and my mothers maiden name is Bailey so I just have to love it! Right?

    This is such a great idea! I love adding chocolate to the center of cupcakes but have never added a truffle! I had a few bars of baileys chocolate for christmas but they are long gone! LOL Adding Bailey’s to frosting is one of my favorites too!

    • Thanks Liz! I wasn’t too sure how they would turn out but I really liked them (and I’m not a cupcake fan) but I really like Coffee and Bailey’s so I couldn’t resist! I think adding Bailey’s to most things in baking would turn out pretty good! :) Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. Bailey’s + chocolate definitely works. Amazing.

  5. happyfoodholly says:

    oh yes! i LOVE the coffee + chocolate combo. Could totally go for one right now!

    • Thanks Holly! I can never resist that combination, especially at Christmas when I have to pick a chocolate out of a mixed box of chocolates. I always go for the chocolate and coffee flavor!

  6. Nothing special? Have you been smoking something sinister again Liz? They look fantastic and what a flavour combo! You can’t go wrong with coffee and chocolate and added Bailey’s too… heaven.

  7. Oh my, these cupcakes look gorgeous and incredibly delicious! I am drooling just by looking at them!

  8. Yum!! I bet these are amazing… xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Can I have a dozen please? I love the chocolate and bailey’s combo!!! Yummy.

  10. That sounds like the perfect cupcake right there!!! So easy and so delicious!!!

  11. Chocolate and Baileys?! Yum. This sounds so decadent and delicious. Pinned!

  12. Love coffee and love Bailey’s and love cupcakes. Perfect combo! Pinned.

  13. You had me at Bailey’s! These cupcakes are gorgeous!

  14. Your posts are really making me hungry.

  15. Love it! These look great!

  16. I love that you cheated a bit with the store bought frosting! It looks so good!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  17. Mmmmm….perfect for St. Patty’s Day!!!! Gorgeous!

  18. Coffee and Bailey’s…you are after my soul!

  19. Love the combo! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I’ve pinned it!

  20. This sounds like a great combination! =)
    I love chocolate ( and cupcakes of course )

    Im your newest follower,

  21. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    Hope to see you there :)



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