I just couldn’t resist making these creamy and chocolatey Irish Cream Cupcakes to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. They’re a fun and tasty way to celebrate Irish heritage and religion by lacing both the cupcakes and the frosting with Irish Cream. These cupcakes are deliciously moist and not too sweet with a white chocolate ganache frosting. Good any day of the year in my opinion.
So what’s the Irish in Irish Cream anyway?
Simply put, Irish Cream is a creamy liqueur made with Irish Whiskey, which can only be named as such if distilled on the island of Ireland, among other regulations.
What are we celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration recognizing the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick who died on March 17th, 461. He is best known for bringing Christianity to Ireland.
Why do we wear green?
Ireland is also known as The Emerald Isle, referencing green.
St. Patrick used the green shamrock as a tool to teach people about the holy trinity.
Green is one of the primary colours of the Irish flag.
Wearing green makes you invisible to Leprechauns, who are said to pinch anyone not wearing green, and that’s reason enough for me LOL!
Author: Compelled to Cook