Luck O’ The Irish Cupcakes
It’s been a few years since I first made these slightly boozy cupcakes, and I never make them exactly the same. But Luck O’ The Irish cupcakes are always delicious, no matter the variations.
Yep – this is me getting ready to bite into the trifecta of cupcakes after my first ever 5k race. A very well-deserved cupcake if I do say so myself. (And I did).
Subsequent creations have been with or without the whiskey and this go ’round I used Mint Chocolate Crème in the frosting.
My son and I were driving back to Colorado from Michigan several months ago, we needed to stop for gas right about the time the rain started pelting the windshield so hard that we could barely see the road. And what do you think happened to be at our exit? Only a winery/brewery/distillery that was open for just another 10 minutes. Obviously meant to be!
We put our minutes to good use and I had the quickest wine tasting in history while Zach checked out the beer and spirits. If only we had more time and less driving ahead. It was probably the fastest couple hundred dollars we had ever collectively spent, but Zach got a great sweatshirt and a collection of beers to offer my brother when we stopped at his house for the night in Wisconsin. And I – well I had this fantastic Mint Chocolate Crème and some yummy fruit wines to take home.
The name of this “shelter from the pelting rain”, “quencher of thirst” and “maker of most excellent adult beverages”? (And am I putting quotations around them because I am saying them aloud while I type??) Round Barn – that’s the name. You knew I’d get to it eventually.
I’ll be back. I don’t know when, but I will definitely be back. It’s almost worth the drive just for the Farm Market Blueberry. Now that I keep thinking about it, I’ll probably need to just go ahead and have some shipped. Until next time Round Barn!
…And we are back from that completely unscheduled, unsolicited, uncompensated advertisement for Round Barn. Now we return you to our regularly scheduled Luck O’ The Irish Cupcake recipe – already in progress.
Nevermind. All I can think of now is eating a cupcake …and that winery. Bottom line – these Luck O’ The Irish Cupcakes are amazing no matter what percentage is Irish. Because everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
Not really sure what that gray do-dad is, but I found it in a kitchen drawer and it was perfect for my cake excavating mission. And yes – I scooped up all the cake leavings and shoved them in my
pie hole cake hole cakehole (whatever).
I found this nifty invention from Michaels when I was rummaging around in my cake decorating supplies. Forgot I even had it. Worked perfectly for the ganache!
Many thanks to Jeff for his hand modeling so that I could focus on the photo.
CUPCAKES: (Makes 24)