As February fades away, it’s the perfect moment to embrace thoughts of spring, sunshine, and the lively St. Patrick’s Day. How about commemorating this occasion by crafting delectable Green Velvet Cupcakes for your loved ones? These homemade cupcakes, adorned with a delightful frosting infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream, possess a magical quality that will make you truly believe in the enchanting luck of the Irish.
Indulge in the delectable delight of Green Velvet Cupcakes as you honor the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day – a truly irresistible treat that surpasses the ordinary store-bought confections.
The recipe incorporates a delightful combination of butter and oil, resulting in cupcakes that are indulgently buttery, exceptionally moist, and astonishingly light. These individual-sized cupcakes exude the exact essence of a traditional red velvet cake, with the added twist of being a captivating shade of green! Elevating this dessert to new heights is the luscious Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream frosting. However, for those who prefer to abstain from alcohol, the cream cheese frosting serves as an equally fantastic alternative.
Once the cupcakes have been cooled and adorned with frosting, a sprinkle of green sanding sugar or shamrock sprinkles will infuse an additional burst of festivity into these tantalizing green velvet cupcakes. Your loved ones and companions will be convinced that they have stumbled upon the cherished pot of gold awaiting them at the conclusion of the enchanting rainbow!
Similar to my red velvet cupcakes, this cupcake recipe is crafted with the same finesse. Don’t miss out on the delight of my red velvet cake if you’re already a fan. For a whimsical twist, experiment with green food coloring and indulge in the enchantment of a green velvet cake!
If you’re not fond of cupcakes, you may consider trying my delectable Irish potato candy or Irish soda bread.
What You’ll Need
The cupcakes dance upon the palate, a harmonious blend of luscious chocolate and delicate vanilla, adorned with a tantalizing hint of tanginess that gracefully lingers. Within their divine composition, chocolate, vanilla, sour cream, and buttermilk converge, each contributing its vital essence to the symphony of flavors, ensuring a truly delightful experience for the senses.
For the Cupcakes:
For the Frosting:
How to Make Green Velvet Cupcakes
Emerald velvet cupcakes utilize the creaming technique for blending. This leads to a robust yet tender cupcake consistency.
Make the cupcakes:
Tips For Success
I don’t have a pasty bag for the frosting. What can I do?Output: I don’t possess a pastry bag for the icing. What are my alternatives?
Either use a gallon-sized plastic bag with a corner cut off to pipe the frosting, or spread it using a flat knife.
Do I need to utilize buttermilk and sour cream or are there alternative options available?
For achieving a luscious, silky consistency, both buttermilk and sour cream are essential. While full-fat buttermilk yields optimal results, feel free to use low-fat as a substitute if it’s your only option.
Storage & Freezing
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For the Cupcakes
For The Frosting
Make the Cupcakes
Make the Frosting
Cake flour: I strongly suggest using cake flour as it will provide the finest texture.
Buttermilk & sour cream: Both are required for this recipe. There are no substitutions that will offer the same moist, velvety results.
Baileys® Irish Cream: You can substitute additional heavy cream if desired.
These cupcakes also go well with cream cheese icing.
Make Ahead Tip:
Yield: 28 delectable cupcakes that will leave you craving for more. Each cupcake is a perfect serving size, providing you with a delightful treat. Indulge in the rich flavors while knowing that each cupcake contains the following nutritional information: Calories: 323, Total Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0g, Unsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 123mg, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 27g, Protein: 2g.