Irish cream latte buttercream frosting — think of coffee spiked with Bailey’s in a buttercream frosting! Who needs the cake, just bring on the frosting!
Super creamy and decadent (isn’t all frosting somewhat decadent?), this buttercream frosting is so good! Top your favorite cake, cookies, or brownies for an over-the-top treat. Flavored with espresso powder to make you think of a latte, and real Irish cream liqueur, and made with butter and confectioners’ sugar, this frosting is a real treat. You’re going to love it!
But this treat is for adults only. If you want to make non-alcoholic frosting, use an Irish cream extract or Irish cream syrup made for coffee, which are perfectly acceptable substitutes.
Irish Cream latte frosting is perfect on cupcakes, brownies, chocolate cake, sugar cookies (pictured), or eaten straight off a very large spoon. I love these cookie sandwiches too…because adding another cookie is NEVER a bad thing. Garnished with chocolate covered espresso beans, oh yes!
The recipe is easy. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, Irish cream, and espresso powder until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, a cup at a time, until the frosting is the desired consistency. That’s it! So easy.
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons Irish cream, such as Bailey’s
- 2 tablespoons espresso powder
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, Irish cream, and espresso powder.
- One cup at a time, add in powdered sugar until you achieve desired consistency. You’ll want it a little stiffer/thicker for piping.
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