Now, I know I said in my last post that I wanted to get back into my regular posting schedule, which I didn’t really stick to because you know… life got in the way. Nonetheless I’m back with a new post and it’s a recipe one! Yay! I’ve mentioned before how much I love to bake, though sadly I can’t seem to find enough time to fit it in with uni a lot these days. However, a little while a really good friend of mine turned 21, so another good friend of mine and I decided to take her out for a nice dinner and surprise her with some yummy cupcakes because let’s be honest here people, who doesn’t like cupcakes? Am I right?
These incredibly delicious Irish Cream Cupcakes are very chocolatey and even though I’m not a fan of chocoloate cake/muffins/cupcakes etc (I know you might think I must be insane) these are some of the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever tried, so I thought I’d share this recipe with you guys. They are super easy and really quick to make.
What you need for the dough:
1/2 cup / 125g all-purpose flour
1/4 cup / 60g cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoons salt
1/2 cup / 125g butter
1 cup/ 250g sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
1/2 cup / 125g cream
What you need for the frosting:
1/4 cup /60g butter
1 cup / 250g confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons Irish cream liquor
and a few drops of vanilla extract
1 oz/ 40g chocolate
How to make the dough:
Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix butter and sugar together in a separate bowl and beat until creamy. Add vanilla extract and eggs while continue to stir. Add half of the flour mixture and cream. Stir for 2 minutes before adding the other half of the flour mixture. And you’re done with the dough. Isn’t it super easy?
Put the cupcakes in the oven for 20 minutes.
How to make the frosting:
Start of by melting the chocolate Beat butter until creamy. Add melted chocolate, confectioner’s sugar, milk, liquor and vanilla aroma and continue to stir and that’s it already. Wait until the cupcakes have cooled down before applying the frosting.
Now it’s time to decorate. Just be creative and have fun. Enjoy!
As always I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post. I always love to bake and sometimes to cook so let me know if you’re interested in more recipes and I’ll happily add in a few every once in a while if I come across one I like especially.