Boozy Baileys Cupcakes

This is the cheat’s way to make delicious cupcakes.

I’ve never had the patience for cupcakes – I always get bored by the time I have decorated the first few out of the batch. But not when I make them this way.

This recipe gives you beautifully moist cupcakes with a hint of Baileys flavour in literally minutes. You don’t need an electric mixer, or even a set of scales. And by using ready-made frosting you can spend your time having fun using sprinkles rather than worrying about perfect piping.

To make these even better, you don’t need expensive cake mix – I use the cheapest from the supermarket at a grand price of $0.88.

Ingredients – makes 12 cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet (340g/12 oz) vanilla cake mix
  • ready-made vanilla frosting, to decorate
  • sprinkles of your choice, to decorate


  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F.
  • Line 12 holes of a muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  • In a jug, whisk together the oil, Baileys, milk, sour cream and egg.
  • Place the cake mix into a medium bowl. Add the liquid from the jug and then mix with a fork until smooth.
  • Carefully divide the batter between the cupcake papers in the pan.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes – the time taken will depend on the depth of the cupcake papers that you are using. They are cooked when a skewer inserted into one of the centre cakes comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and leave in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, spread a little frosting over the top of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles of your choice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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4 Responses to Boozy Baileys Cupcakes

  1. Shirley says:

    These are the the best cupcakes I have ever had !!! Yumeeeee

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