Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

I know what you’re thinking…Green Velvet? Yes, Green Velvet Cupcakes, with a mouth-watering Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting.

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting - TramplingroseI mentioned that I had to do a bunch of baking for the bambino’s school, and one of the things I signed up for was dessert. 2 dozen cupcakes, specifically. And since they’re needed today, which just so happens to be St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make these Green Velvet Cupcakes–Rather than Red Velvet, which is the most-requested cupcake people ask me to make!

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting - TramplingroseI decided that I’d add some Baileys to the cream cheese frosting–Just for a little boost in flavor. I tried a bit of the frosting before I piped it on the cupcakes…Oh. My. Gods. This seriously is the BEST frosting I have ever made or eaten. I really think that from now on, whenever I make cream cheese frosting, it needs to have Baileys in it.

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting - TramplingroseI really can’t get over just how GOOD this is. Why did I not think of it before?

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields 24

20 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

42 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. green food coloring*
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 C buttermilk or sour milk
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 8-oz. block of cream cheese
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and the green food coloring to make a paste (*Rather than buying 2 bottles, I simply fill the bottle with water after dumping out the food coloring). Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes). Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until combined. Add in the vanilla. Add in the cocoa paste.
  3. On low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and the butter or sour milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
  4. Using a large (3-Tbsp.) scoop, place the batter in the prepared pans, and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of several cupcakes comes out clean.Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before cooling completely on wire racks.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and cream cheese, about 2 minutes. On low speed, begin adding half the powdered sugar.
  6. Scrape the bowl, then add the vanilla and the Baileys. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Whip the mixture on high for about 30 seconds.
  7. Pipe or decorate the cupcakes as desired.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Of course, you can leave the Baileys out, if that’s not your thing. But trust me, it makes this frosting THAT MUCH BETTER!

3 thoughts on “Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. I love the idea of green velvet cupcakes. And I cannot get over this frosting! I bet it is absolutely amazing. I am a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, and I bet the Bailey's addition just takes it over the top. :)
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