Luck of the Irish Cupcakes

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Last year my sister was luckily enough to send out her DNA to be tested to see where her true ethnicity comes from.  She was kind enough to share it with me and my other sister, since we would most likely have the same statics.   There was so much I already knew to be true just because growing up your parents always tell you the general cultures you seem from.  I’ve always know that I was part Filipino, Chinese, German, and English. 

To see in front of me all the other cultures that run through my veins what incredible.  I learned that I am about 11% Irish, which is 11% more than I thought I could have ever been.  I told myself that I will have to kick it up on my peeps holiday next year and get me a Kiss Me I’m Irish shirt.  Which would totally throw people off since I look like I’m 100% Polynesian.   So to start my holiday I wanted to bake me up something sweet and “St. Patty’s” inspired. 

 

 

Luck of the Irish cupcakes

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Cupcake:

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup Guinness stout

¾ cup cocoa

1 tsp instant coffee

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tsp sea salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup white sugar

1 ¼ tsp baking soda

2 eggs

½ cup dairy free plain yogurt

Frosting:

½ c coconut oil*

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 pinch of sea salt

3 Tbsp. Irish cream

4 Tbsp. Cashew milk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

green food coloring (optional)

Garnish (optional)

Chocolate Gold Coin**

Sprinkles

*Please note that the coconut oil makes the frosting very coconutty, if you would like a more buttercream taste use 1/2 C unsalted butter.

**I used these plastic gold coins that I found in the decor section at my local Dollar Tree.  I couldn't find chocolate coins and I wanted something I could wash before inserting them in my food.

Freeze Dried Food

CupCAKE:

1.     Preheat oven to 350F

2.     Fill your cupcake trays with paper liners. 

3.     In a bowl mix the applesauce, Guinness, cocoa, instant coffee and brown sugar until the mixture is smooth.

4.     In a separate bowl sift together salt, flour, white sugar, and baking soda.

5.     Add to standing mixer (or large bowl)

6.     Slowly add your Guinness mixture into your dry ingredients. 

7.     Mix on medium speed for about 1 minute.

8.      Add eggs and yogurt and mix on medium for about 2 minutes

9.     Divide mixture evenly in cupcake cups.

10.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until cupcakes past the toothpick test.

11.  Set aside to completely cool before frosting them.

Frosting:

1.     In your (cleaned) standing mixture bowl (or large bowl) cream coconut oil until it’s smooth.

2.     Add salt, and slowly add confectioners’ sugar while on low speed.

3.     Add Irish Cream and milk until spreadable consistency is achieved.

4.     Add in green food color until your color is achieved. (optional)

Assembly:

1.     Frost completed cooled cupcake to your liking

2.     Add sprinkles and top with gold coin

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my recipe for my "Luck of the Irish" Cupcakes.  

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR cupCAKES AND HEAR Any revisions or helpful tips IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA.  I'M SO HAPPY TO SHARE THIS WITH Y'ALL.  HAPPY EATING!

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