Celebrating St. Patrick's Day is going to get merrier with the addition of these Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting to kick things up a notch.
When I posted this recipe in preparation for Easter a couple of weeks ago, I totally overlooked St. Patrick's Day. This has to be remedied ASAP! These tasty little cupcakes with a boozy kick are going to be welcomed at any dessert table celebrating the Irish holiday. They will get you dancing a jig and put a spring in your steps!
As a person of no Irish descent, I am glad that we are all honorary Irishmen and women on St. Patrick's Day. The only thing that is Irish about me is the Irish cream laden frosting on the cupcake I will be eating. And what's underneath the liquored topping is pretty good too. The cupcake layer is full of chocolate mocha goodness, thanks to cocoa powder and steeped coffee.
If you don't want whipped cream frosting, simply substitute it with your favorite. Just add a little bit of Irish cream and you're in business. Whipped cream based frosting happens to be my favorite, because it is light and typically not as sweet as its buttercream counterpart. As an added bonus, it takes no time to make. Some buttercream requires you to beat for what seems like eternity, whereas whipped cream takes two minutes. Who wants to watch dairy and sugar thicken when there is fun and merriment to be had? Not I!