Take out Tuesday, Baileys Cupcakes

These delightful little cakes are a sure hit any time of year, but I knew I had to make them for St. Patrick’s Day especially!

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The batter and icing are both flavored with Baileys Irish Cream and the batter smells so wonderful as the aroma from this cream liqueur drifts around the kitchen.


I finally got a silicone 24 mini muffin or cupcake pan.  These silicone pans make baking cupcakes so easy.  When you bake a cupcake in a paper the paper gets greasy.  When you bake in the silicone pan, the cakes just pop right out and then you can put them in a decorative paper and they look so pretty!

I got my pan on Amazon.com for $15.  Click here for the link.You can find just about ANYTHING you need on Amazon.com, it is my go to website for shopping on line.  They often have the lowest prices and offer free shipping on most items too.

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Cute little cupcake papers are all over the place now, I always pick up cute ones when I see them and stash them in the pantry.  These were packaged with 2 different prints.  If you turn some inside out you can make a pretty lining for your cake paper.  No need to do one at a time, just invert a whole stack at once and then separate.

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Don’t they look fancy?

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I think my favorite part about mini cupcakes is putting them in little domes

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This is a small painted cloche on a silver chalkboard tray

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and there are several other domes  at work holding these little beauties!

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They look pretty cute tucked into a gift box too…

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Tied up with a ribbon for a gift or a party, these cupcakes will be welcome anywhere!

These are easy peasy to make, the recipe is a store bought cake mix with a couple little additions to make it extra tasty!

Bailey’s Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Buttercream 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 5 dozen



  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 box instant Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 1/3 cup either half and half or buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Bailey's Buttercream Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-4 T 1/2 n 1/2 or milk until icing is the right spreading consistency



  • Mix dry ingredients together. Beat eggs and add other wet ingredients and combine with dry. Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly combined batter will be thick.
  • Scoop into paper lined cupcake or mini muffin pans. Bake according to Cake mix directions, and check before time is up, 2-5 minutes, testing for doneness with a toothpick. Do not overbake or they will be dry. Makes about 5 dozen mini cupcakes. Ice with Baileys buttercream icing.

Bailey's Buttercream

  • Cream butter and sugar, add Baileys and vanilla. Add milk as needed for proper spreading or piping consistency.
  • This ices about 3 dozen mini cupcakes, double the recipe if desired.


This makes about 60 mini cupcakes and enough buttercream for 36, so double icing recipe as needed
Keyword Bailey’s cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes from cake mix, Irish creme cupcakes, St. Patrick’s Day

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13 Responses to “Take out Tuesday, Baileys Cupcakes”
  1. andi winslow says:

    Very pretty and sound delish andi thewednesdaybaker

  2. Joining your fun blog and visiting for the first time from Memories by the Mile.

  3. Very pretty and they look delicious! Nice job!

  4. Ok, I saw your gravatar where you commented at another site – it is so cute, and I liked it so much it caused me to stop by. Your cupcakes looks like a good way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

    • Ha, that’s funny that when you went to my site it was cupcakes! I promise I don’t make them all the time, I chose the gravatar because it was painting and food. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  5. Kate says:

    Your cupcakes are beautiful and I know that they are tasty…you can’t go wrong with Bailey’s!!

  6. Emily says:

    I love this recipe and I’ve got to try it. I think I’ve already got the ingredients in my pantry. I love all the presentations…………

  7. Lori says:

    what is the amount of buttermilk? I’m not sure if is suppose to be 1 1/3 cups or if there is a typo somewhere in the ingredient line. thanks, they look outstanding & I would love to try them!

    • Sorry, that did look confusing, it is 1/3 cup either buttermilk or 1/3 cup half and half. Thanks for pointing it out, I fixed in on the post and the printable~hope you enjoy!

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