It’s almost spring and we are ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun dessert that will impress your Irish friends and a few others. We got the idea for our Irish Whiskey Cupcakes from a variety of sources. We have been sitting on the idea of making some cupcakes with Irish whiskey for years after we saw a fun Pinterest post from HugsandCookiesXOXO. Then Rhonda found a cute idea in the March 2021 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. Put both ideas together with a little bit of time in the kitchen and you now have our Irish Whiskey Cupcakes!
The recipe to make the cupcakes is very easy. Although we LOVE chocolate cupcakes, this time we resisted and decided to stick with a yellow cupcake flavored with a little bit of Irish whiskey. We added some Irish whiskey to our amazingly fluffy frosting for just the right amount of Irish.
We made our cupcakes according to the recipe directions. After letting the cupcakes cool, we used a teaspoon sized measuring spoon and carved out a hole in the center of each cupcake. We filled the holes with green and white sprinkles. Isn’t that fun?
Next we mixed together our fluffy frosting. Since we did not completely cover our entire cupcake with frosting, we had a lot of frosting left over. You may want to consider cutting this frosting recipe in half. This frosting is so tasty, so we are going to save our extra and use it with another dessert in the near future.
A trick we learned as we were frosting our cupcakes is to seal off the sprinkled filled hole with a shot of frosting before adding the final layer of frosting on the top of the cupcake. It kept the sprinkles from mixing into the frosting and the frosting layer from lifting off the top of the cake.
We thought this was a fun way to celebrate St. Pat’s day and the surprise of the sprinkles inside the cupcake added to the celebration. There is not much whiskey included in this recipe, but if you want to serve the cupcakes to children, you may want to consider replacing the whiskey with 1 1/3 teaspoons of vanilla in the cake recipe and 1 teaspoon of vanilla in the frosting.