Irish Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

Lynn Dine

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@diner524

Woohoo!! Who doesn't love Irish Cream flavored anything?? Found this recipe online at Taste of Home's website. Here is what is stated about the recipe: "If you're looking for a grown-up cupcake, give these a try. You'll have a hard time limiting yourself to one! —Jenny Leighty, West Salem, Ohio".


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup irish cream liqueur

FROSTING

1/3 cup butter, softened
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
6 tablespoons irish cream liqueur
4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
2
Beat in applesauce and vanilla (mixture may appear curdled). Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with liqueur, beating well after each addition.
3
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
4
For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in liqueur. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth. Pipe over tops of cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish