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Irish Cream Cupcakes with Coffee Frosting

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  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box super moist yellow cake
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Irish cream (any brand)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coffee Frosting

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 16 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons strong coffee


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cupcakes: Sift together cake and pudding mix.
  3. Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth. Mixture will be somewhat thick.
  4. Line a cupcake pan with liners. Fill liners 2/3 full of cupcake mixture.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle of cupcakes comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Frost with Coffee Frosting.
  8. Coffee Frosting: Beat the butter with a hand held mixer. Continue beating as you gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Add the milk and coffee until frosting is stiff but spreadable.