Party Panache, Bailey’s Cupcakes

These delightful little cakes are a sure hit any time of year,

but they are especially perfect for St. Patrick’s Day !

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The batter and icing are both flavored with Baileys Irish Cream

The batter smells so wonderful as the aroma

from this cream liqueur drifts around the kitchen


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

lined cupcakes

  These cupcake papers were packaged with 2 different prints

If you turn some inside out you can make a pretty lining for your cake paper

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They look so cute under a mini dome ☘️

Baileys cupcakes in cloche

This is a small painted cloche on a Silver Chalkboard Tray

cupcakes in domes
Baileys cupcakes gift

Tuck some into a gift box

Baileys Cupcakes gift box

Tied up with a ribbon for a gift or a party,

the recipient will feel lucky indeed!

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

Here are 2 other desserts to keep in mind for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

Bailey’s Irish Creme Cake with Irish Cream Glaze

Baby Carrot Cakes with Brown Sugar Icing and White Chocolate Glaze


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31 Responses to “Party Panache, Bailey’s Cupcakes”
  1. Jenna, the Bailey’s cupcakes look delicious and I can imagine the wonderful smell as they were baking. Now, if only had one to accompany my morning coffee. Wishing you a lovely Sunday!

  2. You make the baking cupcakes seem so easy. I love the beautifully piped green icing. Who is the lucky one receiving those cupcakes? Save me one :-))

  3. Martha says:

    Those little cupcakes look delicious – can’t go wrong with Bailey’s!

  4. These look tasty! Very Irish!

  5. Karen says:

    I have a bottle of Baileys and now I know how I will use some of it…the cupcakes sound great.

  6. pattyanneart says:

    They look so delicious! The mini carrot cakes look delightful as well. Yum! 😋

  7. Love the Bailey’s and how you have presented everything!

  8. Your cupcakes sound like a special treat Jenna-I know we’d love them:@)

  9. Julie says:

    These cupcakes sound so good and look cute too. They are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the recipe Jenna. Enjoy the week and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  10. a kind of new cupcake for me…. must be delicious…yummy.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Brilliant Jenna! I love the silicone and cupcake papers trick – definitely trying it next time! Thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Mary says:

    Jenna, Turning the cupcake liners inside out is one of my favorite tricks. We’re still enjoying our homemade Irish Cream and I know these cupcakes would be especially delicious made with it. ♥

  13. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, oh how I wish I had one of these delicious cupcakes right now. They not only sound yummy, but look pretty, too! Thanks for the baking tip about using a silicone pan then placing the baked cakes in liners. I can’t wait to try that. Happy Monday!

  14. Kitty says:

    These little ☘️ Cupcakes look divine, Jenna! I’m thinking a may need one of those silicone cupcake pans. You are so right; the liners do get all greasy and discolored. It’s always a joy to visit you. 💚☘️💚

  15. Cyndi Raines says:

    Jenna, the cupcakes sound divine! I’m a few days behind in my blog reads as I have been busy doing some yard spring clean up and tending to my doggie who has a hot spot on his back leg. 😣 Today is catch up day for some reading as we have high winds and praying you are safe as well, (heard about a bad tornado that hit your state.) I’ve pinned this recipe and your baby carrot cake recipe too! Both sound scumptous! Stay safe! 🛐

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