Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes With Bailey's Buttercream Frosting

These are my Piggies favorite cupcakes. Anything chocolatey would be fine with them and what more with Baileys buttercream icing !  For people who stays in hostel the past 4 years , these are heaven sent decadent cuppies.  I managed to get some cupcake/muffin silicone molds  from IKEA when I was with Piggy Joanna last week. She drove me there to do some shopping and you can guess what I bought from IKEA and Daiso LOL!  These cupcake/muffin silicone molds were the first on my purchase list :) Love them and can't wait to use them. The moment I arrived back home, I baked these Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Frosting for Piggy Josh...and guess was so good that he ate 4 at one go and he loves the baileys buttercream icing especially.   I took one ... gosh it was really YUMMY!  The cake was moist and soft. The aroma of coffee and chocolate filled the house while it was baking in the oven , and while they were cooling on the rack, the fragrance of these two ingredients was enough to bring Wild Boar to the table !  :)

These cupcake/muffin silicone molds came in a pack of 6..  2 baby blue, 2 pink and 2 chocolate brown and costs only RM19.90 . I love these cupcake/muffin silicone molds. Silicone are the best nonstick baking pans and they are easy to store. They look cute and you can serve the cake in their molds when serving guests.  I regretted buying just one pack :(  The brains just refuse to function at times :p  I wanted to get IKEA oven mittens but they were out of stock so I will be going to IKEA again on my next trip to KL. Hopefully they will have stock of the oven mittens by then :)

6   cupcake/ muffin silicone molds  @ RM19.90  from IKEA

one recipe makes 6 cupcakes :)

cooling them down before icing them :) 

frost it with baileys buttercream......perfect match for the cake

picture perfect.....this really makes me hungrrry !

I can never resist frosting with Baileys Irish Cream in it :)

they were chocolatey moist and aromatic too!

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes With Bailey's Buttercream Frosting
makes 6-7 cupcakes

Ingredients :

60 gm butter
80 gm castor sugar
1 egg
90 ml milk
60 gm dark chocolate
2 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoon instant coffee granules + 30ml hot water
75 gm self raising flour
40 gm ground almonds

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4 and prepare cupcake cases on baking tray.
2. Combine instant coffee granules and hot water. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add in egg and mix till well combined.
4. Sieve together flour, cocoa powder and add half to the butter mixture. Add in the ground almonds.
5. Melt the dark chocolate and add to the butter mixture.
6. Add in the milk and the balance of the flour mixture and mix well.
7. Divide into cupcake cases and bake in preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.
8. Take out and cool them on rack .

Bailey's Buttercream Frosting

40 gm butter
80 gm icing sugar
1 tbsp shortening
3 tbsp/ 4 tbsp  Baileys Irish Cream

Beat the sugar till light and fluffy, add in the icing sugar bit by bit alternately with Baileys till you get the right consistency.  Scoop buttercream into piping bag with icing nozzle of your choice. Frost  cupcakes.

Bon Appétit !

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  1. I'll be making this (without the bailey topping)on Monday for a friend's house warming!! Your recipe just came in time for my "empty head"..hehe! Thanks!!

  2. Oh dear, I saw this too late. I'd just got myself 2 silicon cupcake trays costing Rm54 each! Ouch. I didn't know Ikea carries silicon molds. The last time I went I didn't see any, only the regular steel ones. Must make another visit soon! Thanks for sharing that bit of good news!
    Coffee and chocolate goes beautifully so I'm sure these taste as good as they look. And I love Baileys! Perfect!

  3. Ping...silicone molds are pricey over here. My boy is going UK this June so I shall order from and ask him to lug back for me when he comes home :p but being a boy, not sure whether he will bring them back for me LOL!

    There were not many left on the shelves and I find IKEA a bit messy now. I regretted not taking more :p hopefully they have more designs the next time I visit IKEA :) I love silicone molds..they are easy to store them :) Hope you will try this recipe out.

  4. I have always been curious about silicon moulds and have yet to use it for baking...I should head over to Ikea soon! Your cupcakes looks so delicious!

  5. What a great find! Perfect for these delectable cupcakes!

  6. Jeannie....silicone molds are great bakeware :) easy to store and beside silicone can take oven heat up to 260C so for cakes and muffins and breads which requires temperature of 180-200C, it is safe to use silicone molds for cakes and muffins :)

    Lizzy...:) they are delicious !

  7. For the buttercream frosting, can i substitute the 1 Tbsp shortening with something else or omit it? thk you.

  8. Those molds make the cutest cupcakes! I'm going to have to make a trip to IKEA! The cupcakes look and sound amazing, love the choc-coffee combo and just the thought of the bailey's buttercream is making me drool...yum!!

  9. You have NO idea how much I love chocolate & coffee, and then you throw in Bailey's frosting? My soul is your. Utterly. Yum!

  10. Such cute cupcake molds! And your cupcakes sound delicious:-)

  11. can substitue the shortening with milk...add the milk till you get the right consistency.

    Lacy....I saw not many left in Ikea...hopefully you can get them :)

    Kiri....haha me the combo and this make great party cupcakes :)

    Lauren....yesss, they are fantastic. Great combo :)

  12. Josh going to UK??? Tell him to look for TK Maxx - head for kitchen dept. They have various kitchen ware discount prices it can be a gamble what you may find but I got a silicon madeline mould before. Plus I have seen PIGGY-THEMED utensils!!! :p (& I thought of you! Xxx )

    Love the cute silicon moulds - I bet jellies would so pretty in the flower shape!

  13. Lynne....yea Josh will be going to UK to finish his degree in June :) yea I shall tell him to look out for it...hehehe not sure whether he knows what is what in the kitchen dept LOL! Whoa..Piggy Themed utensils!!!! gosh you have me excited now just thinking about it...can't wait for June to come then....hopefully he has the time to go shopping for me :p Yes, the silicone is cute and thanks for the idea of making jelly in them....I try that out. I love this silicone molds :)

  14. Hi Elin, I love the idea how you decorate the cupcake, simple & nice.
    BTW, I have an award for you, please fell free to pick up from my blog :)

  15. Elin, these sound wonderful. You are really skilled with a pastry tube and your cupcakes reflect that. They are beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. Roxana...yea :) we always have room for chocolate cakes :)

    Yummylittlecooks....thanks for the award :)

    Mary....thanks and you too have a nice day :)

  17. jumped here from Yummy Little Cooks. My niece would love that buttercream. thanks for sharing!!

  18. Dmarie...thanks for dropping by and yea most youngsters would love the cream :)

  19. not sure if i 've told you before but i really love the taste of bailey in coffee bakes.

  20. Lena...yea baileys goes well even in our coffee drink :) not just coffee bakes. Love Baileys :)

  21. Hi Elin, wishing you & your family a belated 'gong xi fa cai' & 'yuen xiao jie'. Now, you found yourself some really nice stuffs from KL huh! Bet you enjoy your new year with Jo. I saw Bailey in the wine shop, cost about RM90 per bottle (L). I was looking for a small bottle but they don't have it. Anyway, hope you're enjoying your day.

  22. I went to Ikea this afternoon and were contemplating whether I should get these cute cupcake molds, and now I see it in your blog! The flower shaped cakes sure look cute! Now I feel like rushing down to Ikea to get it tomorrow and try out your yummy looking chocolate coffee cupcakes!

  23. Elin, I went ikea last weekends, and I bought this too! I love this so much, very cute and adorable, can't wait to use them for my baking.