…. with CHOCOLATE IRISH CUPCAKES!
now is the time when you can all be thankful that one of the cupcake friday bakers is an EXTREME ginger who just so happens to have a soft spot for irish-themed holidays. you should also be thankful that we both have an affinity for all things relating to bailey’s irish cream… and andes mints…
whatever brought you here, and for all the things you’re thankful for, we’re estatic to celebrate st. patrick’s day with you in true cupcake friday style — with a FREE CUPCAKE RECIPE!!
a perfectly light chocolate cake sprinkled with andes mints topped with a baileys buttercream. the luck of the irish, for all to partake of. ENJOY!
springtime is in the air.
which means new life in the gardens… longer days… one season closer to summer… and CADBURY CREAM EGGS!
so, in our extreme cadbury season excitement we decided to create a cupcake of pure bliss, inspired by none other than our favorite… the cadbury cream egg.
a cupcake that… well… is quite literally heavenly. (no pun intended on the easter season…)
so. in celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus…we present to you —
a free cupcake friday recipe!!!!!!!
we make a lot of cupcakes.
i mean…. a LOT.
and there is never a time we don’t grab the vanilla extract for our glorious treats.
and so, in an effort to save a little money on our cupcake habit we decided to make our own vanilla extract…. and the results definitely delivered!
we went off a recipe from Joy The Baker, but essentially this is how we made our own vanilla:
four vanilla beans – split lengthwise except for a bit at the top of the bean (so it stays as one piece).
stuff the vanilla beans into a mason jar.
pour 1 cup of rum (the higher alcohol content the better) & ½ cup of jack daniels over the top of the vanilla beans.
tightly close the jar, write the date on the lid, give it a swirl, and put in in a dark place.
keep the vanilla in it’s dark place for at least two months (we waited 3), swirling weekly.
now, i know what you’re thinking…. “thanks for the homemade vanilla help, but it’s not friday- why are you posting?”
well, we thank you for your inquiry and the answer is:
we needed to share with you how we make our vanilla BEFORE friday because it’s something we’re going to use this friday for cupcakes as we break into the world of:
GLUTEN FREE BAKING!
so come back friday to see what we’ve created, and tell your friends!
today is a monumental day.
we (mainly tracie) have created a cupcake that might even be better than our beloved caramel + whiskey cakes. bite your tongue, right?
oh lord. this cupcake will make you want to slap yo momma.
so in celebration of this culinary feat, we have decided to do something we haven’t done before. we are giving this recipe away! why? because it honestly is too good to keep to ourselves.
so – gather your friends, go to the store, go home and MAKETHESECUPCAKES!