For St. Patrick's Day -- or any day -- whip up a batch of Irish cream cupcakes with coffee frosting for a delicious dessert that's sure to please.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325; prepare cupcake pan Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and place the cupcake liners in the cupcake pan.
Step 2: Combine cake and pudding mix Combine the cake and pudding mixes in a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Mix in eggs, Irish cream, oil, and vanilla Mix the eggs, Irish cream, oil, and vanilla in the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine until the mixture is thick but smooth.
Step 4: Bake 20-25 minutes Pour the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each liner two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool.
TIP: You can freeze unfrosted cupcakes for up to 3 months.
Step 5: Beat butter and add sugar Beat the butter in a large bowl using a hand held mixer. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating.
Step 6: Add milk and coffee Add the milk and coffee, and continue beating the frosting until it is stiff but spreadable.
Step 7: Frost cupcakes Place a dollop of frosting on the center of each cupcake, and spread it evenly from the center to the edges. Now put on a pot of coffee, invite some friends over, and enjoy your tasty treats.
FACT: About half of all American adults -- nearly 107 million people -- drink coffee daily, averaging three and a half cups per person every day.