Friday, March 12, 2010


Irish Coffee Cupcakes
St. Patrick's day is next week, so I thought you might like a little chocolate yumyum to go with your coffee...

Irish Coffee Cupcakes (makes 15)
Ingredients: For the cupcakes:
2 c. flour1 t. baking powder
¼ t baking soda
¼ t salt
½ c boiling water
2 T instant espresso powder (you can use instant coffee or buy the instant espresso powder at Starbucks)
¼ c whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter at room temp
½ c. sugar
½ c packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
For the frosting:
1 c. heavy cream
1 T powdered sugar
1 T whiskey
Instant espresso powder for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 and line your cupcake tins.
Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Pour water over espresso powder and let cool. Combine espresso with milk. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar with a mixer on medium until pale and fluffy (about 3 mins.) Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.

Beat in flour mixture 1/3 at a time alternating with espresso mixture beginning AND ending with flour. Batter may look broken. Fill muffin tins ¾ full. Bake 20-22 mins until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool, turn cupcakes out from tin.

To make frosting: Whisk together cream, powdered sugar until peaks form. Add whiskey and mix until slightly stiff peaks form. Top cupcakes with 2 T of frosting and lightly dust with espresso powder.
I found this recipe over at Lets Have a Cocktail do stop over and checkout her funny blog...

May your blessings outnumber

The shamrocks that grow,

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

Irish Blessing...

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  1. DELISH!!! I am IN LOVE with cupcakes! Following from Friday Follow. Pop over for a visit.

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  2. Oh, these would be so good and they are pretty!

  3. Oh, these look devine...and your little corgi all dressed in St Paddy's attire is adorable :)


  4. yummmmmmie! I want that now! Do you deliver? lol
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  5. How delicious looking!! I'll have to give these a try! :-)


  6. The cupcakes look....delicious!

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  8. Following you from the Friday Follow!

  9. Yummy! Love your new look:) Have a blessed day!

  10. Dang now I'm hungry! Are you making all of this? Its all beautiful especially the shamrock cookies. I KNOW hard it is to make a good looking green cookie!

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  11. Sounds so delicious!

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  12. 000000000 YUMMY YUMMY MMMM MMMM GOOD!!!


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  15. Oh my, that sounds heavenly! I love anything coffee, Irish or otherwise - and whipped cream, mmmmmmm!

    Thanks for the recipe and happy weekend!
    Doris :-)

  16. p.s. how's Lucy girl? Sorry I've not visited for a while - slow internet, but I upgraded, so hopefully I'll be able to comment more often!

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  18. Yum yum yum!! Looks gorgeous! And I love me some Irish coffee, too! Thank you for sharing this!


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