Bailey's and Coffee Brownie Cupcakes

Bailey's and coffee...hard to go wrong!

Bailey's and Coffee Brownie Cupcakes

Yield:  16 cupcakes

Adapted from Cupcake Project

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in egg and vanilla until well combined Mix in Cocoa powder, flour, and salt until combined. Set aside.

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1 c whole roasted coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 c unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Brownie Batter from above


  • In a small saucepan on medium high, heat milk and coffee beans, until just boiling.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 15 min.
  • Strain out milk from beans. Put in small bowl and set aside. You only need 3/4 c of milk, so some of the milk might stick to the beans in the process, and that's OK.

Pre heat oven to 350 F

  • In a medium sized bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs to butter sugar mixture, and beat until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, mix the Bailey's and 3/4 c of the coffee infused milk.
  • Alternately mix the wet and dry ingredients, into the butter sugar mixture, beating until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with cupcake batter.
  • Spoon 1 heaping tbsp of brownie batter in center of each cupcake.
  • Bake 25 min, or until pick inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool on rack.

Bailey's and Coffee Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 Tbsp strong coffee


  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar, a little bit at a time, until well incorporated
  • Mix in cocoa powder, Bailey's and coffee gradually, until desired consistency.
  • Frost or pipe on cooled cupcakes.
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