Double Chocolate-Irish Cream Cupcakes

I fumbled around with a few different recipes and came up with this one based on my love of chocolate and Irish Cream. These are very moist cupcakes. Made them for a St. Patty's celebration. Hope you all enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys®)

  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tins or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cream butter and sugar together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract. Pour in flour mixture and blend well. Beat in milk, Irish cream liqueur, and coffee until evenly blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

You can use chopped dark chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate chips.

I made the Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting recipe from Allrecipes to top them and added 2 to 3 tablespoons of Irish cream liqueur instead of the almond extract.

This recipe makes 24 to 36 cupcakes, depending on how much batter you fill into each cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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