Baileys Coffee Cupcakes

Continuing with our picnic bake series we thought these cupcakes would be perfect for a garden party! I know we are living in hope that the weather will stay nice!! Coincidently there seems to be a shortage  of flakes in Ireland and the UK as we are doing this tutorial.  We promise we don’t have a huge stash somewhere but we did mange to get a packet of regular flakes! They finish the cupcakes off perfectly. Chocolate, Coffee, Baileys, need I say more! If you are making these for kids you can substitute the Baileys for regular fresh milk and/or cocoa powder instead of instant coffee.

Baileys Coffee Cupcakes

A light and fluffy coffee cake topped with Baileys buttercream and finished with a flake so you can scoop out the buttercream. A perfect grown up cupcake which can be adapted to suit kids too. Just replace Baileys with milk and coffee with chocolate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12


  • Stand Mixer
  • Cupcake tray
  • Cupcake cases
  • Icecream scoop or dessert spoon
  • Oven
  • Weighing scales
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle
  • Tall glass



  • 275 g plain Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 185 g butter
  • 185 g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs ( 150 grams)
  • 40 g Baileys/Milk
  • 25 g instant coffee

Baileys Buttercream

  • 125 g butter at room temp
  • 25 g Baileys cream/milk
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To Decorate

  • 10 Cadbury mini chocolate flakes



  • Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius
  • Prepare a cupcake try with cupcake liners
  • Place flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix together and mix.
  • Add the reamining ingredients; butter, sugar, egg, baileys( or milk), instant coffee and whisk to a light consistency.
  • Using an icecream scoop place a scoop of the mixture into each cupcake case. It should be 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are springy to touch.
  • Leave the cupcakes to cool before adding buttercream icing.

Baileys Buttercream

  • Place the butter in the mixer and gradually add the icing sugar, mixing well each time.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and Baileys cream
  • Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes until light and fluffy like whipped cream.

Pipe the cupcakes

  • Place the star nozzle in the piping bag
  • Using a tall glass or container fold your piping bag over the top.
  • Using a spoon or spatula fill the pipping bag with the icing.
  • Remove any air bubbles
  • Place the piping bad directly above the cupcake and press, squeeze and pull. Imagine you are piping a small ice cream cone.
  • Continue until you finish all cupcakes.
  • Add a mini flake. We used whole flakes cut in half.


A full video tutorial is available in our instagram stories. Instagram tutorial
We  hope you enjoy these as much as we did. We would  love to see how you get on.  If you try our recipe make sure to tag us on social or write a comment below.

One comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating