I am on vacation this week and what better way to spend my time off but to bake!
My kitchen has already seen two 12 inch cakes and a dozen vanilla cupcakes this week. I was already on a roll so I just went with it. My goal for the week was to come up with my March cupcake of the month, not only did I find some recipes that completely suited the month but they turned out perfectly.
When I think of March I think of my birthday (yay!) but I also think of St. Patrick's Day. I think of green and 4 leaf clovers. Mostly I think of beer. I wanted a cupcake recipe that included beer. Beer in cooking or baking keep things moist and who doesn't like a moist cake?
I went straight to google, as always, and found some really great recipes. I settled on a Chocolate Guinness Cupcake with a Baileys Buttercream. Oh. My. Goodness.
The cupcake batter produced a moist, flavourful chocolate cake. It's a perfect pillow for the beautiful frosting to sit on top of. The buttercream came out a light caramel colour from the Baileys and tastes a little like heaven. (In my humble opinion.) These are the perfect treat to bring to any St. Patrick's Day party, or just to enjoy any other day of the year.