Baileys Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes – moist pumpkin cupcakes topped with silky smooth buttercream frosting spiked with a splash of Baileys Pumpkin Spice.

Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes | by Carrie Sellman for

I shared this recipe with our Instagram community last fall but never posted it here on the blog. I realize many of you follow along on Instagram and have already given this recipe a try! But this frosting is seriously too good to let our blog-only friends miss out! How can you go wrong with anything involving Baileys, right? I mean, dessert and adult beverage in one – that is the ultimate!

Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes | by Carrie Sellman for

The base of this recipe is our classic pumpkin cupcake recipe from 2011. It is a tried and true staple that everyone loves, even non-pumpkin eaters. Then comes the silky smooth buttercream frosting. It’s a standard “American” style buttercream made with butter and confectioners’ sugar, which means it’s super easy to mix up! With a hefty splash of Baileys Pumpkin Spice, we add notes of pumpkin, cinannamon, vanilla and coffee. All of the fall loves!