Friday Flavors: Saint Patrick’s Day deliciousness

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There’s nothing I enjoy more than baking holiday-inspired cupcakes. With Saint Patrick’s Day this Sunday (March 17) I realized I’ll be spending lots of time in the kitchen making green, Irish-inspired goodies. I took some time to find recipes that I’m dying to try and thought that my followers might enjoy trying them too! I’m featuring four recipes to symbolize the four leaf clover, a symbol of luck in Ireland!

I’ve never tried vegan cupcakes, but these Vegan Irish Cream Cupcakes from Pumpkin Honey have piqued my interest. Made with homemade Irish Cream and a simple cupcake recipe, these cupcakes aren’t green but they’re the perfect way to have an Irish taste while also remaining as healthy as a cupcake can be!

Last St. Patrick’s Day, I made a modified version of these Lucky Charm Cupcakes from Just Call Me Maria. Her version includes finely crushed Lucky Charms inside the cupcakes, which makes for  fun surprise when you take a bite. The cupcakes themselves are green, which is very fun for the kids! This recipe is super simple and easy to follow and sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Green Velvet cupcakes are super simple and the easiest way to show your Irish pride through your baking. All you need other than the usual cupcake necessities is green food dye, which you can find at any grocery store near all of the baking supplies. A Bitchin’ Kitchen provides an easy recipe to follow and has amazing pictures to give you an idea of how you can decorate them once they come out of the oven!

Last but not least are these delicious Thin Mint-Chocolate Cupcakes from The Culinary ChroniclesThese cupcakes feature the incredibly popular Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints. The recipe is slightly more difficult than the others, but it is certainly worth the work! Not only are these nice to look at, they are filled with a surprising, but sweet minty flavor.

I hope you all have a fantastic Saint Patrick’s Day and you try at least one of these recipes to help you celebrate!

Within the next two weeks, keep your eyes peeled for a review on a local bakery! I’m working on a lot of great things and can’t wait to introduce my followers to some amazing local cupcake bakeries!

Have a great weekend!