I cannot believe that today is the first day of March! Where did the first two months of this year go? Time sure flies. It seems like every time I get into making food for one holiday, another one comes along. I guess that’s alright with me. I love making things, especially themed things.
In honor of the day that we all get pinched (or preferably not), I made up some green velvet cupcakes. And if you guessed they are red velvet cupcakes in disguise, you’d be right. Just take your favorite red velvet cupcake recipe and use green food coloring in its place, simple.
The trick that makes these Irish is using Bailey’s Irish Creme in the buttercream frosting! It’s a highly recognizable flavor that really does make these feel festive. It’s like an Irish party in your mouth. Did I really just say that?
And you know me, I used a Hungry Girl recipe for these cupcakes to make them better for you. I also made most of them mini cupcakes so that I could eat more of them. Don’t you feel more satisfied when you can eat two of something instead of just one? I do anyways. I was surprised to see hot cocoa mix in the recipe, but I really liked it. By the time that my husband tried them, he was asking me if they are supposed to be chocolate or vanilla. (For some reason the green color suppresses your body’s ability to determine flavor, not scientifically or anything but just my observation) I think they taste more chocolate than vanilla, but there is yellow cake mix involved which makes them part vanilla.
The frosting is your everyday buttercream with Irish Creme creamer (or liquor, your choice) as the milk part. Gives it a flavorful tang and makes you want to dance a jig like a leprechaun.
Cupcake recipe adapted from Hungry Girl.