irish cream cupcakes

a recipe by
Lynn Dine
Tampa, FL

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".

serves 24
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For irish cream cupcakes

  • 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

How To Make irish cream cupcakes

  • 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.
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