It’s March. Finally, glorious March!
So what, you say? What’s so great about March?
Well, let me tell you. March means… warmer weather, budding trees, flip-flops, outdoor happy hour, college basketball and…
Irish cupcakes in honor of the one, the only, St. Patrick’s Day.
These are mimicked after the famous (or, more accurately, infamous) Irish Car Bomb drink. The base is a Guinness chocolate cupcake, topped with a layer of ganache and finished with a swirl of Bailey’s buttercream.
Adult’s only here folks. Trust me, we adults have the luck o’ the Irish with us on this one!
It’s no secret… I LOVE the cinnamon/sugar combination. Obviously, this means I LOVE LOVE LOVE snickerdoodle cookies. I will pick them over just about any other cookie, any day of the week.
When I came across the idea of a snickerdoodle cupcake, I was sold.
And these do not disappoint. Honestly, I think these are my favorite cupcakes I’ve made to date. Yes, I love most of them, but these pack the perfect punch.
The base is a light cake, laced with a hint of cinnamon. The top is crunchy and crackly, full of the comforting cinnamon and sugar flavor, just like the cookie. The whole thing is finished with a cinnamon buttercream.
Seriously. Heaven. In. Cupcake. Form.