I realize the photo is more of the Guinness Stout Cake than the frosting. That's partly because the cake and Bailey's Frosting were pretty much eaten quicker than you can say leprechaun. I did make the Guinness cake from scratch and there are many recipes you can find for that online. The cake was moist, flavorful and was a great cake to put in a car and travel with for a birthday party. But it was the frosting that made me swoon and made me swear that it would be my go to frosting for pretty much any cake I ever make.
I got the recipe off of Nook & Pantry's blog here. She made some delightful looking cupcakes with that incredible Bailey's frosting. She mentions if you are making a layer cake to make two batches of frosting so that there is enough to put between the layers and also frost the top. Make two batches. Trust me. You'll need two. Because for some reason a lot of the frosting seems to stick to the beaters and bowls and utensils and of course being the non wasteful person that you are you just can't let the extra frosting get washed down the drain now could you? So yeah, even if you are only frosting a few cupcakes, make extra frosting. Your tummy will thank you.
Did I mention how incredibly good this frosting is? And just so we're clear, this needs to be made year round, don't just bring it out for St. Patrick's Day.BAILEY'S CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 8-oz. bar of cream cheese, softened
1 4-oz. stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 Cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
4 - 6 Tablespoons of Bailey's Irish Cream
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or with a hand mixer, add the cream cheese, butter and confectioner's sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly drizzle in the Bailey's, more or less depending on how boozey you want the frosting, and beat until completely incorporated into the frosting.
Note: 4-6 Tablespoons of Bailey's? Who are we kidding, I added all six without blinking an eye.
Note: I doubled the recipe to have enough to fill and frost two 9 inch cakes.
Note: Try to make sure there isn't anyone around with a camera because you might be caught dipping the mixing beaters back into the frosting just so you can lick them.