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Irish cream frosting piped onto a cupcake with Baileys bottle behind

Bailey's Buttercream Frosting

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
A creamy Bailey's buttercream frosting full of deliciously boozy Irish cream flavour.

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4.77 from 17 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 10 servings



  • Beat the butter (either by hand, using an electric mixer or stand mixer) until pale, light and fluffy. This could take several minutes.
  • Sieve half of the powdered sugar into the butter and beat until combined, then repeat this with the remaining half of the powdered sugar.
  • Add in the Bailey’s, vanilla extract and salt (if using), mixing until only just smooth. Use to frost your cupcakes, cakes, brownies, etc. and enjoy!


  • This recipe makes enough frosting for roughly 10-12 cupcakes.
  • Double the recipe to fully frost a 3-layer 6-inch cake (between layers and coating).
  • Triple the recipe to fully frost a 3-layer 8-inch cake (between layers and coating).
  • This is a gluten-free recipe. Check your ingredient labels for cross-contamination just in case though.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Alcohol, Bailey's, Buttercream
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