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Baileys and chocolate mini cupcakes

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2.14 stars based on 87 ratings

Try these bite sized treats and wow your guests.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:24
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 20g ¾ oz Cocoa powder
  • 1½tsp 1½tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Baileys
  • 80ml 2¾ fl oz Milk (whole)

For the icing

  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 15ml ½ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 45ml 1½ fl oz Baileys

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (gas mark 3) and place mini cupcake cases in a mini cupcake or muffin tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl and using a hand held or freestanding electric mixer, slowly mix together until it resembles breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 20g ¾ oz Cocoa powder
    • 1½tsp 1½tsp Baking powder
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Mix together the egg, Baileys and milk in a jug then gradually add to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Baileys
    • 80ml 2¾ fl oz Milk (whole)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases until they are 2/3 full. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the frosting mix together the butter and icing sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs in texture, then add the milk and Baileys and mix on a high speed until the frosting is soft and fluffy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 15ml ½ fl oz Milk (whole)
    • 45ml 1½ fl oz Baileys
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Decorated the cupcakes with frosting using either a piping bag or palette knife and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.