Posted by Sara
I first had an Irish coffee at the Jameson Distillery in Dublin when I was there on a family trip a few years ago. It was such an amazing vacation overall that the classic Irish coffee (brown sugar, coffee, Jameson, and some whipped cream) became one of my favorite drinks to have in cooler weather. As I was thinking about my St. Paddy’s Day plans, I was inspired to make an Irish coffee dessert as one way to celebrate (hopefully I’ll also be able to indulge in real thing). I adapted this cupcake recipe from Martha Stewart and used 1 1/3 cups of flour and 2/3 cups of unsweetened cocoa rather than the 2 full cups of flour Martha suggests (I wanted these to be chocolate cupcakes). I also left out a bit of the coffee in the liquid mixture and poured some Jameson in instead to try and replicate the flavor of Irish coffee. I used this frosting recipe and because these cupcakes are quite dense, I liked that a lighter frosting kept them from being too heavy. If you are a fan of Irish coffee, you will love these cupcakes!