Mary Burton VULNERABLE image hi resAs always, the Morgan’s are celebrating their Irish heritage with gusto, including a traditional dinner followed by dessert. This year it’s Georgia’s favorite, Espresso Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting 


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The Morgan’s Espresso Chocolate Cupcakes with

Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Frosting

A Mary Burton Killer Recipe


St. Pat's Bailey Irish Cream Espresso Cupcakes


2 cups sugar

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup cacao powder

1 tablespoon espresso powder

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup boiling water



Sift together the sugar, flour, cacao, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl beat together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix into dry ingredients and then blend in boiling water. Pour into lined cupcake tins and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 12-15 minutes.



1 stick of softened butter

1/3 cup softened cream cheese

2/3 cup cacao

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-3 tablespoons of milk

2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream

3 cups powdered sugar


Whip together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add cacao and vanilla and blend. Alternating, mix the milk and the powdered sugar until creamy. When the cupcakes are cooled frost.