Bringing in the New Year with my Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcakes!

If you’re reading this on New Years Eve I hope you have a lovely night and if you are reading this after on the New Years Day or after then I hope that you too had a lovely night.



Bare with me on this post, the recipe will be at the end but there is a recipe to these incredibly, delicious Bailey’s Chocolate Cupcakes, I’m not that mean. I thought I would do a little goals for 2018 in this post as I’ve never done one before and that’s really the only reason, I never liked telling people my goals because if I failed then everyone would know that I failed but this year, that’s not going to happen. Let’s begin.

My goals for 2018

  • To continue of a healthy/active lifestyle
  • To make 100 sales on my Etsy store
  • Finish the novel I’m writing ‘Forever Young’ (little teaser there for ya)
  • To go out more, go on adventures and explore Cornwall
  • Lose 4 stone in weight
  • Be myself, Be happy & Be positive
  • Read 66 books (double what I read this year)

Those are my goals for 2018 and some are small, some are pretty big but all of them will take a lot of will power and positive thinking on my part. But I’m ready, I’ve never felt this ready to start a New Year before so I’m excited to see where I go in 2018.

Now who wants this recipes? Ok I’ll give it to you!


Bailey’s Chocolate New Years Cupcakes.


For your Cupcakes:

  • 200 grams light brown sugar
  • 100 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 grams milk chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 85 grams cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For your Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 200 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 grams icing sugar, sifted
  • 200 grams cream cheese (I used lidls own, but Philadelphia will do)
  • 3 tbsp Bailey’s (Now I know it says 3 tbsp but my wrist may have weakened as I poured a bit more in, it is New Years after all)
  • 2 tbsp milk


Step One – Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius & line your cupcake tray with cupcake liners.

Step Two – In a saucepan, throw in your milk, 100 g of chocolate and cocoa powder and heat that up until it’s all melted and combined. (Don’t leave it, you’ll be burning chocolate and that is a sin) once melted, leave to cool.

Step Three – Cream together your butter and brown sugar until just combined, then add one egg at a time.

Step Four – Sift together your flour and baking powder and add half to your butter and sugar mixture, then add half of your milk and chocolate mixture, then add the last half of flour mixture and then the last half of you milk and chocolate mixture. Until all are combined.

Step Five – Now to fill you cupcake liners, I poured mine into a water jug and evenly poured into my cases but you can use a spoon, or ice cream scoop to get an even amount.

Step Six – Bake in your oven for 15 minutes. Once baked allow to cool completely before frosting.

Now for you cream cheese frosting:


Step One – In a mixing bowl cream your butter and add your icing sugar a bit at a time until nice and fluffy. Add your milk and combine.

Step Two – Add some more Bailey’s because you know it’s New Years.

Step Three – Add in a half of the cream cheese and fold it into your butter and sugar mixture until all combined then add the last half of the cream cheese. Have a little taste and if it tastes non-alcoholic then you know what to do. Add a little more Bailey’s.

Step Four – Now I chilled my frosting for about 20 minutes before pipping. I piped my cupcakes but you can spoon it on nicely to cover cupcakes.

Step Five – Stuff your face and enjoy!

This mixture made 18 cupcakes, so this recipe would be great for any type of New Years Eve party, or you know for yourself.

I think these cupcakes are the best I’ve ever made which makes me extremely happy. Now although you may think these may not be suitable for children, well the cupcake part is because the alcohol is all cooked up there, but if you want to make them more child-friendly just don’t put any Bailey’s in the frosting. 

Everyone in my home loved these cakes, including my girls (I made a few without the alcohol in) they really are so good and would make a great addition to any New Years Eve party.

This will be my last post of 2017 (WHAT?!?!) so I wish you all a safe and good New Year and I’ll see you all next year (2018)

Peace & Love

Zoe x

P.S. Here is where you can find my Etsy Store > WithanOceanviewArt and if you want to read my already self-published book By the Sea you can buy that here!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. You are totally going to smash your goals hun, I know you are! You’re such an amazing person and thank you so much for your friendship, it means so much. These cupcakes sounds so delicious, I would love to make these for my gran, I know she would really enjoy them.
    Jordanne ||


  2. envyfisher says:

    Happy New Year Zoe!
    I hope you reach all your goals. Reading 66 books sounds so difficult to me, I haven’t read more than 50 books in one year since I was in high school. There just never is enough time in a year to read all the books I want to read, hahaha.
    The cupcakes look delicious. I wish I was better at baking, mine never come out looking that good!

    x Envy


  3. Happy New Year Zoe! Good luck with all of your goals for 2018, I think you’ll smash them. These cupcakes look delicious, I’m not sure I’ve ever actually tried baileys so I might have to give these a go at some point x

    Tiffany x


  4. Wishing you all the best for 2018, Zoe! This post has the ideal mix of inspirational goals and tasty treats, I’m loving it! exploring Cornwall sounds like a fantastic goal to me, with all of that wandering around the gorgeous Cornish countryside, that four stone weight loss will happen in no time! I’m excited to hear about the books you’ll be reading this year too, 33 in 2017 was an amazing achievement, so I can’t wait to see how you get on with your 66 goal this year!

    Abbey 😘


  5. Siyana says:

    Happy New Year! I’m sure you’ll achieve all of your goals and those cupcakes … nom!!


  6. Oh my mum would LOVE these!


  7. Lena Dee says:

    Hope you had a wonderful start to your year Zoe! I’m glad you shared our goals cause these are absolutely wonderful, I’m cheering for you! And really need to read that book when it’s done! Cute cuppies…would love to try ❤️

    xx Lena |


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