St. Paddy’s Day Cupcakes


I always thought that the correct spelling was ‘St. Patty’s Day’ because it was from St. Patrick. I recently found out that the correct spelling is actually St. Paddy’s because it’s actually from Padraig, the Gaelic spelling. Fun fact of the day!

Having just come back from Ireland, I felt compelled to make some celebratory cupcakes. There are also a few birthdays in school so the timing fits! I made chocolate cupcakes with Baileys icing to fit the theme!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 225 ml milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 160g sugar
  • 100 ml oil
  • 60 ml applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    (the measurements on this are sort of shady, so most things are easier by weight)


  1. Preheat the oven to 320F. Line cupcake tins.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Combine milk, apple cider vinegar, sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla.
  4. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on size of liner. Toothpick should come out clean.

I used the same icing as last St. Paddy’s day from Sprinklebakes. It’s a pretty standard buttercream with Baileys in it. 


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. Baileys


  1. Whip the butter until creamy and add 2 cups of icing sugar and the salt.
  2. Once combined, add in the Baileys and mix thoroughly
  3. Add remaining icing sugar, with slightly more or less as needed to get the desired texture

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