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Easy Irish Cream Cupcakes

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Irish Cream CupcakesIf you are looking for some fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day dessert ideas, I am sharing a fun recipe for Easy Irish Cream Cupcakes. These are baked with Irish cream and frosted with a buttercream icing. 

What makes these easy is they start from a boxed cake mix. I incorporated Irish Cream into the cupcakes and into the frosting for a deliciously flavored cupcake. Super easy and fun if you are heading to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. These contain Irish Cream so this dessert is for the grown-ups only.

Irish Cream Cupcakes

Hi Friends! March had come into my life with lots of clouds and rain. We have not had this much rain in several years. Rainy weather puts me in the mood to bake so yesterday I made these fun cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick’s day a little early.

Life is all about celebrating the little moments and there is always something to celebrate in life, so why not celebrate with cupcakes right?

These are fun and delicious!

St Patricks Day Cupcakes

If you like Irish Cream, I think you will enjoy these cupcakes. I used a butter chocolate cake mix for the base, but you can use any type of chocolate cake boxed cake mix. Milk chocolate, Chocolate Fudge, Devils food and Deluxe chocolate cake mix will all work.

For the sprinkles, you can find them here. I suggest ordering them early so you have them in time for the holiday. They also go great on ice cream too!

Irish Cream Cupcakes

For a kid-friendly cupcake recipe, you can check out this Shamrock Cupcake recipe.

St. Patricks Day Dessert Ideas

But these are special for the adults…


Irish Cream Cupcakes

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Irish Cream Cookies

Delicious Irish cream cupcakes for St. Patrick's day
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, cupcake recipe, cupcakes, dessert, irish cream, st. patricks day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 77kcal


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened


  • Preheat oven to 350•
  • Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour batter into cupcake pan and bake 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean.
  • Let cool before frosting.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can make the cupcakes the day before using it.
  • This recipe also works as a cake recipe, but you will need to double the frosting recipe or make it a naked cake (with a little icing on the sides. 
  • You can make the frosting ahead of time and keep in in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Easy Irish Cream Frosting

3 cups Powdered Sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup Irish Cream Liqueur

1/4 cup Heavy cream or milk

Mix softened butter, Irish Cream Liqueur, milk and 1 cup sugar in a bowl.

Gradually add remaining sugar and blend well after each cup,

A stand or hand mixer is recommended for making this frosting.

Frost cooled cupcakes with a knife or using a decorating tip.


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