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How to make Leprechaun cupcakes

How about these for a great treat for children (and the young at heart) on St Patrick’s Day?

Leprechaun cupcakes are delicious and easy to make. In the videos below the chef talks us through how to make a ‘grown up’ version of the cupcakes, which includes ingredients such as Guinness and Baileys.

Recipe for Guinness and Baileys Leprechaun cupcakes

Of course if you want to make child friendly versions of the cakes it would be wise to use normal chocolate cake mix.

The videos come from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio YouTube channel. Over the course of the two videos, Jen, the friendly chef, gives great step by step instructions on how to make the perfect Leprechaun cupcakes.

The first video focuses on the Guinness cupcake and Baileys frosting side of the dessert, while in the second, Jen tells us how to combine the two and create the Leprechaun cupcakes.

Ingredients for Guinness chocolate cupcakes:

1 cup Guinness beer (240mL)
1 cup unsalted butter (240g)
3/4 cup cocoa powder (75g)
2 cups all purpose flour (240g)
2 cups sugar (400g)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream (160mL)

Ingredients for Bailey’s buttercream frosting:

3 to 4 cups icing sugar (300g-400g)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (120g), at room temperature
3 to 5 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

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