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Nutty Irishman Cupcakes

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There are a few different ways to make it, but I just make it half Frangelico and half Bailey’s on rocks. It is also a really good after-dinner coffee. I thought that it would be a fabulous idea to make a cupcake inspired by a Nutty Irishman.

nutty irishman cupcake recipe
nutty irishman cupcake recipe

I really want to be Irish. Like, real bad. I am not Irish at all, but I am still hopeful. I think that maybe if I pretend that I am Irish long enough, I can be an honorary Irishman. In the spirit of being Irish, I always make some St. Patrick’s Day treats. I love how excited the kids get about St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns seem to visit the classroom at school and cause some serious chaos. They make a mess, and leave glitter everywhere! And sometimes they even come to the house and make mischief. Green milk in your cereal? Weird.

One of my favorite after-dinner drinks is a Nutty Irishman. There are a few different ways to make it, but I just make it half Frangelico and half Bailey’s on rocks. It is also a really good after-dinner coffee. I thought that it would be a fabulous idea to make a cupcake inspired by a Nutty Irishman. It totally was. I intended to make the cake from scratch but realized that I was out of cocoa, and did not feel like running to the store for one ingredient. Instead, I used a box of Devil’s Food cake mix and substituted part of the water with Frangelico. I thought that if I used all of the liqueur, it might be too strong. This ratio ended up being perfect. These cupcakes were far better than I expected them to be. And come to think of it, using a yellow cake mix instead of chocolate would be wonderful too.

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes Ingredients //

Frangelico cupcakes:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Frangelico
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
nutty irishman cupcake recipe

Bailey’s Frosting:

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • chocolate shavings (optional)

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: I forgot to take pictures of making the cupcakes, sorry. I made the cake batter according to the box directions, but I substituted some of the water for Frangelico. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes.

nutty irishman cupcake recipe

Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar.

nutty irishman cupcake recipe

Step 3: Add the Bailey’s, vanilla, and salt.

Step 4: Beat until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes.

nutty irishman cupcake recipe

Step 5: Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, and top with chocolate shavings.

nutty irishman cupcake recipe
nutty irishman cupcake recipe
nutty irishman cupcake recipe

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes - Frangelico chocolate cupcakes and topped with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting and chocolate shaving.

Ingredients

Frangelico cupcakes:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Frangelico
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Bailey’s Frosting:

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the cake batter according to the box directions, but I substituted some of the water for Frangelico. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the Bailey’s, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes.
  5. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, and top with chocolate shavings.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Jeanette F-L

Saturday 30th of December 2017

So I love the thought of this recipe so much that it may have just become a staple in my house without even having been tested yet! (So much so that I thought I would share even tho I never leave comments lol.) I am Irish (and Hispanic) and just so happened to deliver my son on saint Patrick's day of this year. I'm so very excited to make these cupcakes that I'm bursting with ideas. Thank you for sharing this recipe and if it helps, I dub you an honorary Irishman in my book!

bakedbree

Monday 1st of January 2018

Thank you! My husband actually did my ancestry for me and I am IRISH! It was the best news ever. I'm glad that you like the cupcakes.

Jill May

Monday 13th of March 2017

Hi Bree,

I just stumbled (no pun intended) upon your blog looking for boozy cupcakes. :) Have you ever made this recipe with just the Baileys? Would you the amounts change? You have a lovely blog! Jill

bakedbree

Saturday 1st of April 2017

I haven't, but you can just add all Bailey's, it should be fine.

ramona barbour

Friday 13th of June 2014

I just got finished making these cupcakes for my birthday. They are wonderful!

bakedbree

Monday 16th of June 2014

I am so glad that you enjoyed them!

Tricia

Saturday 11th of January 2014

Making these now.... :). Did you use sweet cream salted or unsalted butter??

bakedbree

Monday 13th of January 2014

I always use unsalted butter.

Cupcake Daily

Thursday 7th of November 2013

Absolutely Lovely! .... and so easy to make :)

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