Irish Coffee Cupcakes

For all of us that are a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, I have created a cupcake of one of my favorite beverages, Irish Coffee. Chocolate Coffee Whiskey Cupcakes topped with Bailey’s Irish Whipped Cream Frosting.  A match made over the rainbow!


1 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa, I recommend Ghiradeli’s 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon of Mexican vanilla

4 Tablespoons Whiskey, I recommend Jameson’s, plus more for brushing on top of cupcakes when they come out if the oven 

1/2 cup hot coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pan with cupcake liners. Mix dry ingredients  with whisk attachment.   In a separate bowl, combine egg, oil, buttermilk and vanilla.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add Whiskey. Slowly pour in hot coffee.  Fill cupcake tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven. While cupcakes are cooling, brush tops of cupcakes with whiskey. Cool completely before frosting. 

Bailey’s Irish Cream Whipped Cream Frosting:

1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, keep cold, not room temperature 

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 Tablespoons Bailey’s 

16 ounces of heavy whipping cream
2 1/2 – 3 cups powder sugar, taste for desired sweetness

Place mixing bowl and attachment in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. Whisk cold cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla and Bailey’s. Add whipping cream and beat to stiff peaks. Add powdered sugar. Pipe on to cupcakes.   Enjoy!


It’s A Mudslide Baby

It was 92 degrees today. Hot for April. I have been wanting a good Mudslide. My favorite one can be bought at Fat Tuesdays, Duval Street, Key West, Florida. Lately when I order one they are thin and like chocolate milk with alcohol in it. Not too great. I found the right combination. It’s thick and creamy like an adult milkshake. Perfect dessert/after dinner drink on a hot summer day. Enjoy!

1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
2 scoops of coffee ice cream
1 shot of vodka
1 shot of Baileys
1 shot of Kahlua
Hot fudge ice cream topping for drizzling
Whip cream for garnish

Put ice cream and liquor in a blender. Blend until thick and smooth. Drizzle hot fudge sauce down the sides of a tall glass. Pour Mudslide into glass. Add whip cream, more hot fudge drizzled over whip cream. Relax and enjoy!