Chocolate Whiskey Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting



Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)



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This one's for the adults... Irish whiskey with classic flavour pairings of chocolate and coffee, in boozy cupcake form!


  • Egg icon
  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee60 g
  • Irish whiskey icon
    Irish whiskey60 g
  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk120 g
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil55 g
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour130 g
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder30 g
  • Bicarbonate of soda icon
    Bicarbonate of soda5 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder2 g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar190 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt1 pinch
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter140 groom temperature
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar400 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract5 g
  • Irish cream liqueur icon
    Irish cream liqueur2 tablespoons

  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  • 2. Line a clean muffin pan
  • 3. Add egg, hot coffee, irish whiskey, buttermilk and sunflower oil to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 4. Mix then set aside
  • 5. Add plain flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, granulated sugar and salt to a clean medium bowl
  • 6. Whisk briefly until blended
  • 7. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  • 8. Mix until combined
  • 9. Transfer batter to muffin pan
  • 10. Bake until skewer tests clean - 15 min
  • 11. Let cool completely
  • 12. Add unsalted butter to a clean stand mixer bowl
  • 13. Cream until light and fluffy
  • 14. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and irish cream liqueur to the stand mixer bowl
  • 15. Mix until creamy
  • 16. Frost generously

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