10 St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes for You and Your Lucky Friends
You're not going to show up with any old cupcakes on St. Patrick's Day, are you? No way! You, my friend, are going for the green, whether you're Irish all the way or Irish for the day. Here are 10 St. Patrick's Day cupcake recipes and ideas to inspire you. Go on and treat yourself and your lucky friends and family.
Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting
These made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes have Irish stout beer in the batter, which intensifies the chocolate flavor factor, and fluffy buttercream frosting laced with Irish cream liqueur. Don't they look like little cups of stout with creamy heads of foam? Add green sprinkles while the frosting's still setting up, and you're ready to party.
Chocolate Beer Cupcakes With Whiskey Filling And Irish Cream Icing
Here's another version of chocolate cupcakes made with stout and topped with Irish cream frosting, but this one goes a step further with a creamy, whiskey-flavored filling. Embellish with green sprinkles, if you like.
Real Pistachio Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Frosting
I know what you're thinking: Another chocolate cupcake with Irish cream frosting? Yes, but this one does the frosting a little differently, with cream cheese adding a bit of tang to the flavor. To convert this cake recipe into cupcakes, simply reduce the baking time and start testing for doneness at about 12 to 15 minutes.
Irish Cocktail Cupcakes
Sour cream and Irish stout get added to the chocolate cupcake batter, and the frosting gets a double dose of boozy flavor from Irish cream and Irish whiskey.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Creme Frosting
These made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes don't have stout in the batter, but there are chocolate chips folded in to bump up the chocolate goodness. A little Irish cream goes into the frosting (which you can make thinner or thicker depending on how much confectioners' sugar you use) and you can add a little green food coloring just for fun. Marisa added green sprinkles and snips of rainbow candy to hers. So clever.
Bailey's Irish Cupcakes
This cupcake has Bailey's in the batter to make it moist and delicious. "Baileyishious!" says Rino49. "Love Bailey's and these are superb! Topped with a creamy Bailey's frosting and it can't be beat!"
Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake
Here's a straight up chocolate cake made from scratch but with no booze whatsoever so you can share them with the kids. There's a little coffee in the batter to amplify the chocolate flavor, but that's normal. Again, you can turn this cake recipe into cupcakes by reducing the baking time. Top with the buttercream of your choice and decorate with sprinkles and candy shamrocks.
These popular cupcakes with the surprise inside can be adapted to suit any color scheme. Just follow the basic directions, using green instead of the original red. Top with green-tinted buttercream and you're good to go.
Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting
Pour on the charm this St. Patrick's Day with the cupcakes of your choice decorated like little lambs. Use a pastry bag and star-shaped decorating tip to make the fleecy frosting effect. For each face, roll a rounded triangle of black fondant with two smaller triangles for ears. The eyes are small balls of white fondant, dotted with black edible marker for the pupils. Adhere all the pieces together using a small paintbrush dipped in water, and gently place the finished face slightly forward on the frosting. You can add an extra dab of frosting on the opposite side for the tail, if you wish. Not baaaaad!