Sunday, March 13, 2011

Irish Coffee Cupcakes {St. Patrick's Day}

Irish Coffee Cupcakes 

FOR THE CUPCAKES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
1/4 cup whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs 
FOR THE FROSTING
1 cup heavy cream 
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon whiskey
Instant-espresso powder, for dusting
  
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour water over espresso powder; let cool. Combine espresso with milk. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with espresso-milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour (batter may look broken).

2. Fill 15 cups (of two 12-cup muffin tins) three-quarters full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool; turn out cupcakes from tins.

3. Make the frosting: Whisk together cream and confectioners' sugar until medium peaks form. Add whiskey; whisk until slightly stiff peaks form.

4. Top each cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting; dust with espresso powder.

Then unwrap, eat, and enjoy!! :)
Happy Sunday friends.

Recipe from Everyday Food!!
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9 comments:

  1. I have never heard of Every Day Food, but this cup cake looks so good. :) I am getting in the St. Patrick's day mood. ha Have a good week, friend!

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  2. These look amazing! I absolutely LOVE making cupcakes, they're so fun.

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  3. I have to try these! Thanks for posting this recipe Alisha :)

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  4. These sound delicious! I haven't made cupcakes for a while... and sadly, the only ones I have made recently were from a pre-packaged mix I bought hehe.

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  5. um thank you for this?! SOOO yummy! Printing this recipe out now to bake! (but I must tell you how upset I am with you for sabotaging my weight loss.)

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  6. These sound amazing!! I have some crazy irish friends that would love these (:

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  7. Yummy I will have to try this Recipe.. thanks for sharing.

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  8. YUM!! These sound wonderful!!

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  9. i actually gasped when i saw the name of this recipe - i currently am not allowing myself to eat sweets (lent!), but oh boy... when i start eating them again, this little recipe goes to the top of the 'must make' list! :) thanks for sharing!

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