I can’t take credit for what you are about to witness. (That goes to Quick Feet, Good Eats and Smitten Kitchen.) But what self-respecting Irish woman would I be if I found something this wonderful right before St. Patrick’s Day and didn’t share it with you!?
OK, so I’m Italian. Whatevs. Kiss me anyway. (These cupcakes will make you want to, for sure.)
Actually, I owe the inspiration to my Mom, who happens to be celebrating her birthday today, and who also happens to have an affinity for Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was during my search for a fun recipe to make for the moms that I ran into this magnificence:
Fo sho, yo. As soon as I read the recipe title, it was ON.
It seems to me that staying home on a Saturday night baking cupcakes, coupled with the fact that they contained all the ingredients of the classic “get drunk as a skunk as fast as possible” St. Patrick’s Day favorite, is the perfect balance between the old, young me and the new, old me. Don’t ya think?
Important Note: All alcohol-laden accoutrements aside, I find this to be the best chocolate cake recipe I’ve ever made, all on its own.
As for mom, she loved them. Said they just might be the best cupcake she’s ever had! And the rest are going to tag along with me to the office tomorrow in hopes of adding a touch of green to beige cubicle land. Happy Monday to us!