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Irish cream liqueur topped cupcakes

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Chocolate and Irish Liqueur! These cupcakes are going to be a star of any girls’ night in. Best eaten watching a soppy chick-flick. To make non-alcoholic icing replace the Irish Liqueur with another flavour (like vanilla extract) or add melted chocolate.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cakes

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 6tbsp 6tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Dark chocolate chips
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Sunflower oil
  • 100ml 3½ fl oz Crème fraîche
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)

For the topping

  • 60g 2⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Baileys
  • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • Dark chocolate grated, to decorate

Change Units

The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Either line two muffin tins with paper cases or use the reusable silicone fairy cake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the flour, sugar, cocoa and chocolate chips into a large bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the oil and crème fraiche and eggs. Beat together until smooth and slightly fudgy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Sunflower oil
    • 100ml 3½ fl oz Crème fraîche
    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Fill the cases ¾ full and bake the cakes for 20 minutes until well risen.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Beat together the butter and Irish liqueur. Add the icing sugar a tablespoon at a time. Beat until smooth and creamy and all of the icing sugar is added.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 60g 2⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Baileys
    • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Pipe the icing over the cupcakes and sprinkle liberally with the gratted chocolate. If you do not want to pipe the icing spread the icing roughly over the cakes and swirl using the back of a spoon.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Dark chocolate grated, to decorate