Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

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I recently have discovered the perfect recipe for chocolate cupcakes and really hope you will give these a try. They are rich, chocolaty and with a divine moist interior. And that is not all - the cream cheese frosting with a hint of Irish cream tastes absolutely amazing and goes so well with the chocolate cupcakes. 


Not only they are perfect for celebrating St Patrick’s Day but are simply wonderful for any occasion. 


If you don't want to use Irish cream for the frosting feel free to use vanilla or any other flavoring that you prefer, but the cream cheese frosting is a must, as I consider it so much better than any buttercream that is usually used to decorate cupcakes.


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Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins
Double Chocolate Muffins



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  • Makes 12 cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (150g) sour cream
  • 3 oz (80g) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Irish Cream Frosting
  • 9 oz (250g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp (40ml) Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2/3 cup (200g) whipping cream, 35% fat
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C). Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix the butter and sugar until thick and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  4. With the mixer on low, alternate adding gradually flour mixture and sour cream until all is well incorporated.
  5. Add the melted chocolate and mix to incorporate.
  6. Scoop batter evenly among liners, about 2/3 or 3/4 full each.
  7. Bake for 18- 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs.
  8. Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
  9. Prepare the cream cheese frosting:  In a bowl, beat cream cheese and then incorporate powdered sugar. Add Baileys Irish cream and mix to combine. In another bowl whip the cream with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Gradually fold together.
  10. Place the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a (11mm) open star tip and pipe cupcakes.
  11. Decorate with cocoa powder if desired.
  12. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. If refrigerated let them get to almost room temperature before serving.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cupcake - Calories:346, Fat:23.9g, Saturated Fat:14.8g, Unsaturated Fat: 0.0g, Carbohydrates:29.9g, Sugar:19.9g, Fiber:1.4g, Protein: 5.7g, Cholesterol:103mg, Calories from Fat 215, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 215mg, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 9%, Nutrition Grade D-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On March 09, 2016 at 03:08 am, khadeeja said...
Hello when I watched the video (100 video celebration) I saw you making cupcakes and that too chocolate one *_* and then and there I had a hunch chocolate cupcakes are coming to us and here it is . the perfect looking cupcakes :') How I wish I could get a bite from you. Or much better try this wonderful cupcakes. Thumbs up Ella. Love and Cheers
On April 09, 2016 at 01:24 pm, Khadeeja said...
Hello Ella it's been a long since we had a reply from you. I wanted to ask you something.. When you baked these cupcakes they rose well but when you removed them from the muffin pan the tops were flat. Did you flatten the top to frost or does it usually happens..?? Is buttermilk a good substitute for sour cream if not what is..?? Love And Best.
On May 04, 2016 at 06:26 am, menna said...
this looks great i will make it next week. i have a lot of cake flour how can i use it? can i put it instead of all purpose flour in any recipe ? thanks

yes you can.. use it for cakes.. cupcakes.. muffins.. will turn great

On June 23, 2016 at 08:27 pm, bavani said...
hi! Just wanted to check if i could use Kahlua instead of Baileys?
On February 15, 2019 at 11:23 am, Dedeepya said...
Hi Ella I have always enjoyed watching your recipes being cooked as well repeating them myself :) Thank you for making me love cooking/baking. I have a question - My 2year old loves the chocolate cakes i bake for her at home, however in the zest to make it healthier i have wondered if replacing All-Purpose-Flour with Wheat or Finger Millets can be done. Can you please suggest or may be post a cake/cupcake recipe wit oats or wheat or finger millets. Look forward to your reply. Best Wishes Dedeepya
On April 29, 2019 at 02:11 pm, Sunita said...
Hello, can I replace sour cream to Greek yogurt.
On April 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm, Sunita said...
Hello, What is the substitute for Sour Cream? We don't get here.

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