Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bailey's Chocolate Cream Frosting

I love Bailey's, and like most women, I love chocolate. So is there anything better than a combination of the both that can be used as a frosting for cupcakes? Mmm, I think not. I actually whipped this creation up myself the other day while searching for a suitable frosting for Vanilla Cupcakes. Can I tell you a secret? I've been eating the frosting without the cupcakes :p It's that good.

So here's what you'll need: 

  • 250 grams of cream cheese, softened to room temp. 
  • 150 grams of chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp Bailey's


Melt your chocolate with the butter. The trick to melting chocolate so that you get the rich and smooth texture is to avoid placing it directly on the heat. Best way to do this, is to place your chocolate in a pot, and place that pot on top of a pot of boiling water. It will provide consistent heat for the chocolate to melt. Adding just a 1/2 tbsp of butter gives you a smooth rich chocolate sauce that will easily pour.

Take your softened cream cheese and gradually add the icing sugar. Stir until smooth and most of the lumps are gone.

Add your chocolate sauce to the cream cheese and icing sugar mix. Stir well.

Finally, add your tbsp of Bailey's and stir through thoroughly.

Use to frost cakes, or as a delicious topping to cupcakes!

Bon appetit :)

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