Baileys Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Baileys® Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

These grown-up treats are impressive to taste and easy to make.


  • 225ml Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle Flavour
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • Finely grated rind of 1 large orange
  • 1 medium egg
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 0.5 units per serve

whip It Up

  1. 1Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas mark 5 and line a muffin tin with 12 paper
  2. 2Mix together the plain flour, baking powder, salt, caster sugar and orange rind.
  3. 3In a separate bowl, whisk together the Baileys, egg and vegetable oil and pour over the flour mixture.
  4. 4Stir until just combined and divide between the paper cases. Bake for 25–30 minutes until risen and golden brown then leave to cool on a wire rack.
  5. 5To make the chocolate ganache topping, melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  6. 6Remove from the heat, quickly stir in the Baileys and beat until thickened and cooled slightly. Spread or pipe over the top of the cupcakes and enjoy.

Serving tips

    • Try adding an extra orangey twist to your cupcakes by topping with tangy orange zest.
    • Don't have any Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle Flavour? These cupcakes taste just as good using Baileys Original Irish Cream.

Impress your friends

Everyone loves a cup cake and the first mention them can be traced back to an American cookbook from 1796. Thank you USA!

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