Baileys Buttercream Frosting

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Baileys Frosting is easy to make, but has an incredible, rich flavor.  Use Baileys buttercream to top coffee cupcakes to make the most amazing Irish coffee cupcakes.

Bailey's frosting in a piping bag and swirled on a marble surface, next to a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream.

Welcome to the Taste Creations Blog Hop for March!  Our theme this month is Irish Cream Liqueur or Guiness.  I decided to show you how easy it is to make one of my favorite buttercream icings, Baileys Frosting.

Bailey's frosting swirled on a coffee cupcake, and topped with a coffee bean.

Is Baileys Frosting Alcoholic?

  • Yes, this recipe does contain real Bailey's Irish Cream, and so there is some alcohol in the finished product.  This one is for the grown-ups!
  • If you want the flavor of Bailey's Irish Cream, but don't want any real alcohol, I like using Lorann Oil brand flavorings.  They have a very nice Irish Cream flavoring.

Ingredients for Bailey's Frosting on a wooden cutting board.

Baileys Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks (one cup) butter, softened
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur to thin to the consistency you want.

Bailey's frosting swirled on four Irish coffee cupcakes, topped by coffee beans and surrounded by scattered coffee beans.

Combine powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla, and salt in a mixer.  Turn the mixer on low and begin to incorporate the ingredients together.

Slowly add the Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur to the mixture until the frosting achieves the consistency you want.

The Bailey's frosting is incredible on coffee cupcakes (to make Irish Coffee Cupcakes!), or used to ice your favorite cake.  I'll bet it would be spectacular on Guiness cake!

21st birthday cake iced with Bailey's frosting and topped with chocolate covered fruits and an Irish dancer and a skateboarder cake topper.

I couldn't resist covering this cake in Baileys frosting.  It was for the 21st birthday of my daughter's Irish dancing teacher, whose name is Bailee.  It was perfect.  And delicious.

Printable Baileys Frosting Recipe:

Be sure to check out the other amazing Baileys Irish Cream and Guiness recipes from my fellow blogger friends in the Taste Creations Blog Hop!

Collage of Guinness and Bailey's Irish cream recipes for St. Patrick's Day, optimized for Pinterest.

Guinness and Baileys Irish Cream Recipes for St. Patrick's Day:

Mom Home Guide:  Guinness Irish Beef Stew

Our Good Life: Bailey's Chocolate Cherry Pudding

An Italian in my Kitchen: No-Bake Bailey's Mousse Pie

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