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Irish Cream Cupcakes: Cupcake Show #19

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These chocolate cupcakes have Irish Cream liqueur in the cake and in the cream cheese frosting. They're not just for St. Patrick's Day either!
Ingredients
  Semi sweet chococlates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Irish cream liqueur 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄3 Cup (5.28 tbs) (Dutch processed)
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Irish cream liqueur 3 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 325 ̊F.
2. Line cupcake pan with shamrock cupcake liners.
3. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate and butter together in microwave putting it for 30 seconds batches, stir after each batch until the chocolate melts.
4. Remove and set aside.

MAKING
5. In a mixer bowl, put together all the dry ingredients and whisk well to mix in a stand mixer.
6. Put in the eggs and chocolate mixture, vanilla, buttermilk and Irish Cream and beat until batter is smooth.
7. Scrape the sides of the bowl with spatula and stir well to mix.
8. Using cookie scoop divide the batter into the cupcake wells and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9. Take the cupcakes out of the oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes.
10. Remove the cupcakes using a fork and place on a rack to cool completely.

FINALIZING
For Frosting
11. In a medium bowl, put together cream cheese, butter, and Irish Cream and beat until well blended and fluffy.
12. Add in the powdered sugar and mix for 2 minutes, scrape down the bowl with spatula and mix for another 2 minutes.
13. Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes.

SERVING
14. Serve the cupcakes immediately or keep in the refrigerator.

TIPS
You can also put the frosted cupcakes in the freezer over night, then wrap individually with plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag in the freezer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Irish Creme
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
12
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