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Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes are not only beautiful in color, but most delicious and moist as well. With Irish Cream not only in the batter but in the cream cheese frosting as well – perfect for St Patrick’s Day !

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

This is the same basic recipe I use for my Easter Egg Cupcakes but with one difference.

These Irish Rainbow Cupcakes have Irish Cream in – doubly so, in the batter as well as in the frosting !

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

I have to admit the Irish Cream gave this cupcake a very unique taste, and the smell whilst baking ! Total delight and even more delightful eating three in a row one.

Just look at the beautiful colors after the cupcakes were baked !

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

Almost no need for any frosting, right ?? But, oh my, the frosting is absolutely to die for delicious ! Whatever I have leftover, I finish off with a spoon .. don’t judge.

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

I pipe or spread the Irish Cream cream cheese frosting over whilst it is still a bit runny, then place it in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes to set.

Saint Patrick's Day Printable toppers

You can find the link to these printables HERE

These are the same toppers I used in my Irish Dirt Pudding. Only difference, I left these square and with the Pudding I cut the round shapes.

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

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Yield: 12 Servings

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes are not only beautiful in color, but most delicious and moist as well. With Irish Cream not only in the batter but in the cream cheese frosting as well 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Extra-Large Eggs
  • 2 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 TB Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 TB Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Food Coloring

FROSTING:

  • 250 g Cream Cheese, plain, softened ( 8 oz )
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • 2 TB Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 4-6 cups Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
  • Green Sugar Crystals, see recipe notes how to make your own

Instructions

CUPCAKES:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Line a 12 hole muffin pan with cupcake liners
  2. Beat the Sugar and Butter together until creamy – add the Eggs and Vanilla – beat until well combined
  3. Sift together the Flour and Baking Powder – add to the Sugar mixture and beat on low – add the Milk and Irish Cream, beat on low until combined
  4. Divide the batter into 4 smaller bowls – add a few drops of each Food color (add as much or as little as you like, but rather start with less and then increase)
  5. Spoon into the prepared muffin pan – add teaspoonfuls of each color per hole, repeat until all the batter has been used – use a toothpick and roughly give each batter filled hole a swirl or two
  6. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until done when a tester comes out clean - Remove from oven and pan - let cool on a wire rack

FROSTING:

  1. Beat together the Cream Cheese, Butter, Vanilla and Irish Cream until smooth – add the Icing Sugar by the cup, whilst beating continuously, until you are satisfied with the consistency.
  2. Pipe or spread frosting onto the cupcakes, sprinkle with green Sugar Crystals

Notes

  • Green Sugar Crystals – use plain White Sugar – add a drop of green food coloring and stir – the more you stir, the quicker the Sugar will dry and not become clumpy

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 476Total Fat 20.5gSaturated Fat 11.7gUnsaturated Fat 6.4gCarbohydrates 69.9gFiber 0.5gSugar 56.9gProtein 4.7g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Scarlet

Monday 19th of February 2018

Those look like lots of fun for St. Patty's day! Thanks for the recipe.

Marilyn Clark

Tuesday 12th of March 2013

How fun is this? LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

Susie @Bowdabra

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

We craft with ribbons and others craft with FOOD! Thank you for creating such a crafty recipe! We are featuring you and 15 of our other favorite Foodie Post today in our Crafty St. Patrick's Day Food Art projects from some of our favorite Bowdabra Friends!

Congrats! Thanks for all of your St Patty food ideas!

Susie @Bowdabrahttp://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/13/16-st-patricks-day-crafty-recipes/#

Wanda Ann Olsen

Monday 4th of March 2013

These cupcakes are being featured today (Monday) at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to see what to link up at Tuesday Trivia. I also featured your Pot-o-Gold. Thanks again.xoxoWanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Pint Sized Baker

Saturday 2nd of March 2013

Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

Susie @bowdabra

Saturday 2nd of March 2013

How cool! Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a great week!Susie @bowdabra http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/02/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-3/

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