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Irish cream liqueur topped cupcakes

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About the bake

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.

45Total Time
25Prep Time
20Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. 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. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 the cakes

    • 200g Self-raising white flour
    • 200g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 6 tbsp Cocoa powder
    • 3 tbsp Dark chocolate chips
    • 150ml Sunflower oil
    • 100ml Crème fraîche
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range)
  • For the topping

    • 60g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 2 tbsp Baileys
    • 175g Icing sugar
    •  Dark chocolate (grated, to decorate)

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