Mudslide Cupcakes

Mudslide Cupcakes via elisebakesChocolate Kahlua cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, doesn’t get much better than that!  The cupcakes were not as moist as I would have liked for them to be, but they were still very delicious; next time I’ll up the liquid ingredients to make up for it.  The buttercream was just as amazing as it sounds, I was licking the bowl.

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  • 1 box Duncan Hines devil’s food cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup Bailey’s
  1. Mix cake mix and all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth (beat on low until incorporated then about two minutes on medium).
  2. Spoon batter into greased or lined cupcake tin.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp Bailey’s
  1. Cream butter.
  2. Add powdered sugar, gradually, beating between additions.
  3. Add vanilla and Bailey’s and continue to mix.
  4. Adjust texture/consistency by adding powdered sugar or milk by the teaspoon if necessary.

Note: I left a quarter of my buttercream plain vanilla, so you could add an additional Tbsp of Bailey’s for a stronger taste if you are using all of the buttercream this recipe makes.mudslidecupcakes2

Caramel Mudslide Cocktail

Mmm…Bailey’s.  Yep, I went out and bought a bottle of Bailey’s for a cup of hot chocolate the other night because it was soo cold out!  There are a million other delicious ways to drink Bailey’s too!  Two of my favorites are mudslides and blind russians.  A blind Russian is vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s, and a mudslide is the same plus cream.  I used caramel coffee creamer to add flavor…I must confess that I added a spoonful of salted caramel sauce as well.  I love caramel!

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Bailey’s
  • 2 oz Cream

Pour in a shaker with ice, shake, and pour in a small tumbler or rocks glass over ice.  It’s that easy.