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!

Overhead view of two cookies with brown frosting. Chocolate covered espresso beans are also pictured.

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!

Close up view of a sugar cookie sandwich with brown frosting and topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean.

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.

Two sugar cookies with piped-on light brown frosting. The cookie in the foreground is topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean, and additional chocolate covered espresso beans are scattered around.

If you like buttercream frosting, try Orange Creamsicle Buttercream with Vanilla Beans or Very Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.


Close up view of a sugar cookie with light brown piped-on frosting, topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean. A large bite has been taken out of the cookie.

Frosting swirled on sugar cookie and topped with chocolate espresso bean.

Irish Cream Latte Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream, such as Bailey's
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, Irish cream, and espresso powder.
  2. One cup at a time, add in powdered sugar until you achieve desired consistency. You'll want it a little stiffer/thicker for piping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 112gFiber: 0gSugar: 109gProtein: 0g

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