Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Time it takes: 20 minutes *remember to take out your butter and cream cheese early to bring to room temperature!
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Holidays, Thanksgiving, St Patrick's Day
  • Feeds: 3 cups of frosting - enough to frost one 9x13” cake or two 8” round cakes

Get a little Irish in the kitchen for St. Patricks Day, or on a cool night. See it in action in my Irish Overload Cake, or ice a simple chocolate cake with it and create a cake that tastes like spiked hot chocolate. Happy whipping!

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  • 250g of Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1lb Icing Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
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  • Stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and bowls
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  • The great thing about frosting is that it is easy to adjust based on your results. Add extra Baileys if you find your icing is a bit stiff, or add extra icing sugar if it’s too soft!

  • Beat cream cheese in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth for about 3 minutes. Make sure to beat the cream cheese well before adding butter to avoid any lumps.

  • Slowly add in your butter and beat for another two minutes. Once smooth, make sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula!

  • At low speed, add icing sugar until fully incorporated. Add vanilla and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Once mixed, beat for two minutes at high speed to remove any lumps.

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