St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! So, naturally, we had to bake with booze! And we couldn’t just make one cupcake. Oh no. We made three different kinds!
The first that we made was a chocolate Guinness cupcake with a vanilla bean buttercream frosting. We got the recipes for both here. These turned out great. They are really fluffy and delightful. The frosting is super amazing. Clear vanilla extract is my new favorite thing.
The next one that we made was a Baileys cupcake with Baileys frosting. We got the recipes here. The frosting turned out a little bit more like a glaze than a frosting that you can pipe onto the cupcakes, but it’s still delicious! And I like that it looked different from the others too. I think these were my favorite of the project. They were dense, yet super moist….and they taste like Baileys.
The last one that we made was a vanilla cupcake (courtesy of a boxed cake mix I picked up at the store) with a maple whiskey frosting. The frosting recipe is from here. They used Jameson, but we used my favorite Irish whiskey: 2 Gingers. At this point of the night, I was tired of stopping to take pictures so there’s no “during” shot, just the beautiful finished product!
As usual, we ended up with a boat load of cupcakes. Don’t worry, they’ll be good post-party (or “keep the party going”) snacks for St. Patrick’s!