The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Here is the ultimate cupcake to make for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  They are green velvet cupcakes with Irish whiskey cream cheese frosting and a built-in chocolate cup filled with green beer.

How to Make the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Yield: About 15 cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 C cake flour
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 2 T (1 oz.) green food coloring
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t white distilled vinegar
  1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt into a medium bowl.
  2. Beat eggs, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with cupcake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until cupcake bounces back when touched.

2. Fill the Cupcakes with the Chocolate Liqueur Cups

Wait for the cupcakes to cool completely (you don’t want to melt the chocolate). Then, using a small paring knife, cut a chunk out of the top of the cupcake and slide the chocolate liqueur cup in.

3. Frost With Irish Whiskey Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 T Irish whiskey
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  3. Mix in whiskey.

4. Fill the Liqueur Cups With Green Beer

(Recipe courtesy of Cupcake Project)