St. Patrick's Day

Decorating By Dizzymaiden Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 7:59pm by chefjess819

Dizzymaiden Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 8:48pm
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Top O' Morn'n to ya...

Yes - only a day away and I am looking for cute ideas for cupcakes.

I would love to do a cake but I need something everyone can grab quick.


8 replies
Davwattie Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 9:00pm
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My sister made some guinness cupcakes the other day which were in a magazine with st patricks day recipes

Sound yummy!

12 ounces Guinness® stout
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for garnish
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

For the Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 pound confectioner

cocoa powder for dusting

Makes 24 Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Guinness®, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the sour cream.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, and baking soda. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet Guinness® mixture.

Butter 24 muffin tins and divide the batter among the muffin tins.

Bake 25 minutes until risen and set in the middle but still soft and tender. Cool before turning out of the tins.

chefjess819 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 9:01pm
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any recommendations for making them non-alcoholic?

Davwattie Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 9:22pm
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I would think any alchohol content will evapourate while baking so you'll have the flavour without being alcholic.

Someone correct me if I wrong icon_smile.gif

tania9 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 9:57pm
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This is the best chocolate cake! Made with Stout beer, we use Guinness
The cake tastes even better the day after

This recipe makes A LOT
and all the alcohol cooks out

chefjess819 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 9:57pm
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i think the alcohol does cook out, i'm just looking for a substitute for baileys so i dont have to wait in line at the liquor store to buy some. and since i dont drink an awful lot, i dont really want to waste the money on it. do you think that the irish cream coffee creamer could be substituted for the baileys?
@OP: didnt mean to highjack the post! sry!

tania9 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 10:02pm
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chefjess, I found this at

You might simplify your search by purchasing a coffee flavoring labeled as Irish Cream from your local grocery store. Or try substituting the recipe below for the Irish Cream in your fudge recipe.

1/2 cups whipping cream or coffee cream
1/4 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup
1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

cakesrock Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 1:28am
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I made these, but they were for kids (though also very pleasing to the adult palate!):
If you are rushed, then skip the rolling in choc and do choc cupcakes instead.

chefjess819 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 7:59pm
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found nonalcoholic bailey's irish cream....AT WALMART!!! so excited! they had original, a "light" version, chocolate flavored, and creme brulee. it's by the bailey's brand...made the cake mix smell sooooo good!!!! i'll link a picture of it that i have on my facebook if anyone wants to check for it. can't wait to cut into that cake....mmm..... icon_biggrin.gif

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