Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting

So I made these for my brother-in-law's birthday. And I must say, I'm pretty pleased with the results. I combined several different recipes, and then tinkered with it some more (because I can never leave well enough alone...) The picture is rather nondescript, but they taste like awesomeness. 

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes
1 stick butter
3 T cocoa
1/4 c coffee
1/4 c Kahlua
1 c sugar
1 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 eggs
1/4 c Bailey's
1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the cocoa and stir until smooth. Add coffee and Kahlua.
In Kitchenaid bowl, gently stir sugar, flour and baking soda together.
Add the cocoa mixture to the dry ingredients. Then add the eggs. Then add Bailey's and vanilla.
Bake for 20 minutes, and test with a toothpick.

Bailey's Frosting
1/2 stick butter, softened
3 T Bailey's
3 T milk
2 c 10x sugar
2 T coffee
1 t vanilla
1 c Cool Whip

Beat these together. (I didn't follow any particular order; I just threw everything in the Kitchenaid.)

Wait until the cupcakes are cooled, and toss some frosting on. And then, eat them. :)