How to Add Irish Cream to Buttercream Frosting

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Frosting doesn't have to be all about sugar. You can infuse unexpected flavors into your buttercream frosting with Irish cream liqueur. This coffee-flavored beverage gives your desserts a nuanced kick and have your guests coming back for more. The frosting complements a rich, chocolaty confection or stick with the boozy theme and spread the frosting on a cake flavored with stout beer.

Step 1

Allow the frosting to come to room temperature if it has been stored in the refrigerator. Transfer the frosting to a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add 1 tablespoon of Irish cream liqueur for every 1 cup of buttercream frosting.

Step 3

Beat the Irish cream liqueur into the buttercream frosting with an electric mixer or whisk until it is fully combined.

Step 4

Taste the frosting to see if the flavor is to your liking. If you would like to increase the Irish cream flavor, add more liqueur 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired flavor, beating to incorporate the cream after every addition.