What happens when you mix Guinness, chocolate and avocado? Read on my friends!
St Pat was a fifth-century Christian Missionary and Bishop and Irish celebrations on his special day include parades, folk dancing, wearing green and shamrocks and indulging in a little local beer and Irish whiskey. There’s no better day than St Patrick's day to throw around a traditional Irish stout and mix up some green icing!
I’ve thrown the Irish beer and colour green into this recipe for Guinness and Chocolate Cupcakes and topped them with Avocado and Cream Cheese icing. This recipe makes a generous batch so invite some friends around, get the folk songs on kick up your heels. If you’d like to throw Irish Whisky into the mix, make yourself an Irish coffee topped with cream and chocolate to go with the cakes.
Thanks to a glut from local farmers, avocado’s are super cheap right now so they make the perfect addition to the icing. The natural green colour is perfect!
Enjoy, Kate x
Makes: 24 cupcakes
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When it comes to St Patrick's Day styling, you simply need to lean heavily into the colour green. What a great opportunity to add one of these two items to your homewares. The ribbed mugs from target are a lovely pale mint colour and the matte finish makes them perfect for food photography. They are also just lovely to hold so check them out. And who doesn’t need a cake stand in their life. They are always a sign of good times being shared with friends and family!
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