Thursday, 5 July 2007

Bailey's mocha cupcake

I was in a baking mood and recently purchased an icing bag and was dying and i mean seriously dying to use it! I've been looking for a good, not your everyday cupcake kinda recipe for the past few days and finally found one that i quite fancied.It was my dear friend, Sarah's birthday and the special occasion gave me an even better excuse to bake.

I settled for a Bailey's cupcake recipe but modified it to a Bailey's mocha cupcake..yummy!



Ingredients

4 1/2 ounces butter

3/4 cup milk

3 eggs

1 cup caster sugar

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tsp coffee powder

Icing

1 (8 ounce) packet cream cheese

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream




Instructions
  • Line a 12 hole muffin pan with LARGE patty cases (Muffin Paper Cups). NOTE: May need to change patty case size depending on your muffin pan. NOTE: Patty cases are OPTIONAL.
  • Combine Butter and Milk in small pan, stirring on low heat until butter is melted.
  • COOL to room temperature then add coffee powder to mixture.
  • BEAT Eggs in small bowl with an electric mixer until THICK and creamy.
  • GRADUALLY add Castor Sugar, beating until well combined. NOTE: Any substitute of other sugar may slightly change muffins, but is still OK.
  • Combine sifted self raising flour and Cocoa. FOLD (With spoon OR Hand Mixer on FOLD;) combined mixture and butter mixture in two batches. (Means Combined flour, cocoa and butter, and then combined flour, cocoa and butter again).
  • Divide between Muffin Trays with or without Patty Cases.

  • COOK in moderate oven 180 degrees for about 25 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  • ICING ---BEAT cream cheese in small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add Sifted Icing Sugar WITH 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder.
  • BEAT well until combined.
  • STIR in Liqueur.
  • SPREAD Icing over cakes.
  • Dust with extra Cocoa (OPTIONAL).





The cream cheese Bailey's icing turned out really well. I reckon it would really be a good icing for a rich moist chocolate cake. Guess who's going to try it out real soon..
*cheeky grin*




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the cupcakes darling! i ate too many at once and am suffering from withdrawal symptoms now, hehehe! muaaaks.

sarah

The great one said...

most welcome darling! i'm going to try baking chocolate cupcakes today and use the same icing..i love the icing..:D.Hope u're having fun at home!