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Bailey's Muffins

Simple Bailey's muffins that really taste of the Irish cream liqueur. Soft, moist and so delicious!!! Perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
Course Muffins and Cupcakes
Cuisine American, Irish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 287kcal
Author Adina


  • 2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour Notes 1,2
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips Note 3
  • 1 egg large
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter soft
  • 3/4 cup Bailey's
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 360 degrees Fahrenheit (fan oven 160 degrees Celsius/ 320 degrees Fahrenheit) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Dry ingredients: Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
  • Cream: In another bowl, beat the egg, sugar, and soft butter until creamy.
  • Wet ingredients: In a jug, whisk together Bailey's, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine: Alternating, fold the flour mixture and the liqueur mixture into the creamed egg and butter.
  • Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups; they should be about ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  1. Use a digital kitchen scale to measure the ingredients; it guarantees for best results.
  2. I prefer to use cake flour (without raising agents); it makes the muffins lighter. Of course, all-purpose is fine as well, but cake flour is better.
  3. Either milk or bittersweet chocolate chips. Chopped chocolate can be used instead.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g