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Easy Whiskey Cupcakes Recipe

Posted on: by Kate


My friend Rabecca is here today to share her Easy Whiskey Cupcakes Recipe. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! It gets better you guys; she made Baileys frosting….. from scratch – and she says it is easy!

Everyone jokes about the Irish and their drinking… but what’s a girl to do when her favorite holiday is St. Patricks Day, but she doesn’t love to drink alcohol?

Bake with it of course!


Chocolate Whiskey Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Frosting.


If you are overly ambitious in the kitchen like I tend to be; when holidays come around I literally loose my mind and think everything should be made from scratch and ten times harder than it needs to be, here is my best Whiskey Chocolate Cupcake Recipe {from scratch}.


However, when I regain my sanity I discovered a much easier way to accomplish a similar culinary achievement:

Quick and Easy Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes:

1 box devil’s food cake mix

1 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

¼ cup  whiskey

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla



Baileys Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature {I use sweet cream butter}
3 cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Once you have mixed all your ingredients together for the cupcakes (by box or from scratch) fill your cupcake molds ¾ of the way full and bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.  Then with an electric mixer place all your frosting ingredients together and mix thoroughly until creamy and smooth.  I added green food coloring to my frosting to make the cupcakes extra colorful, but you can stick with simple sprinkles or nothing at all… their flavor really does speak for itself!

 Happy drinking eating everyone!

“My name is Rabecca Ranaldi.  I am a busy mom of three wild kiddos. I manage our small Encinitas family farm while cooking, crafting, playing music, blogging and exploring the beautiful Southern California outdoors in my “spare” time. I love this crazy, hectic, wonderful phase of life I am in and look forward to what the future brings!” You can get to know Rabecca more over at Ranaldi Family Farm

Thank you Rabecca for sharing this fun Whiskey and Baileys recipe just in time for St. Patricks Day!  I love an easy St. Patrick’s Day recipe and I am so thankful you shared it with us!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 13 Responses
  1. Erika says:

    Baileys frosting sounds great ☺️ I have my iwn recipe for devil’s foodcake that would work great with this!

  2. This look delicious, and that Bailey’s frosting sounds absolutely amazing!

  3. Logan Can says:

    These look delicious and are so perfect for St. Patrick’s day! Definitely pinning!

  4. YES, chocolate and whiskey all in when, it doesn’t get any better than this they look fabulous, thanks for sharing and since they’re green I will pin to my St. Patrick’s day board.

  5. Joanna says:

    I am a huge whiskey fan so these definitely caught my eye! So cool that you can use a box mix as well – great trick. Thanks!

  6. Jessica Doll says:

    These look so good. I’m not usually a fan of liquor in desserts but chocolate gets me every. single. time. 🙂


  7. Elena says:

    These cupcakes look fun and yummy

  8. Lorry says:

    MMMM…this looks so yummy!! I might have to try this recipe!!

  9. Hayli says:

    Oh man! I am all over this….if only cupcakes could get you drunk 😉 Oh well. They still sound awesome. Will have to try.


  10. Sarah Sobocinski says:

    Oooh. Bookmarking this for my husband. He’ll love it.

  11. Meliza says:

    Whick strong wiskey can I use I want to make this recipe for a drinking party

  12. shelly peterson says:

    These look like some really good cupcakes. Baily’s buttercream frosting, yum!

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