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)
- Preheat the oven to 320F. Line cupcake tins.
- Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Combine milk, apple cider vinegar, sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and stir until combined.
- 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
- Whip the butter until creamy and add 2 cups of icing sugar and the salt.
- Once combined, add in the Baileys and mix thoroughly
- Add remaining icing sugar, with slightly more or less as needed to get the desired texture