Double Chocolate Irish Creme Cupcakes
For this recipe, I started with Martha's one-bowl chocolate cupcake recipe and gave it my own twist to combine two of my favorite things... chocolate and irish creme!
Cupcake Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 3 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 3/4 cup warm water
Frosting Ingredients: 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, 1 stick butter, 16 oz powdered sugar, 3/4 cup irish creme, 1/2 cup cocoa powder
How To: Make One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes per Martha's recipe... because she's sweet (you could use any chocolate cupcake recipe... but I like this one because it's extra dark and moist)
Be warned that the batter when ready to pour into liners is very wet... a lot sloppier than most cupcake batters. Don't be scared... trust Martha!
Once cupcakes are cooled, it's time for frosting fun!
Combine the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until melted - add the cocoa and stir until smooth.
Transfer the chocolate mix into your mixer - and whisk in powedered sugar (gradually) and irish creme. Add a little more of one or the other if you want your frosting a little more or less moist. I like a pretty sturdy frosting - easier to pipe!
Pipe some of that deliciousness on to your cupcakes, and garnish with some green sprinkles. Festive!
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