Monday, March 15, 2010
• 1 cups sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 cup Irish Cream
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
Add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting recipe or decorate as you desire.( I prefer butter cream )
Then sprinkle with a bit of colored green sugar sprinkles. (Ok!!!! so these are fattening, sweet and calorie nuts. But it is a treat, enjoy it and forget the guilt)