Forgetting folklore and soaps St Patrick Day is a Irish holiday in honor of St Patrick. Green is the color of the day. We are not far behind we have cupcakes with green icing for you. . I know this is not something Irish, but green enough to make my kids happy on St.Pat's day My daughter has been behind me to get some of the icing and at my weakest moment I gave in and bought some. I say, it was worth it. Holidays and festivals are always welcome so all you Irish and everyone else out there Happy St Patrick’s day!
Butter-unsalted/Shortening- 1/2 cup
Sugar- A little less than 1 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 2 Tsp
Flour- 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Milk- 1/4 cup
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
2.Line the muffin trays with paper liners or grease them.
3.Whisk the flour together with baking powder and salt.
4.Beat the butter and sugar well, until smooth and fluffy.
5.Add the eggs one by one and beat well to mix properly
6.Add the flour mix and mil alternately and beat at low speed to mix.
7.While doing this ,start with flour and end with flour.I added the flour in 3 parts and milk in 2 parts.
8.Spoon into the tray and bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the sides start turning into a nice brown color.
9.Decorate with your favorite frosting and enjoy !
Recipe adapted from : Joy of baking
1. The butter and egg should be at room temperature, for best results.
2.You could reduce the sugar if you wish, but come on, it's a cupcake :D
3.The recipe says,this is for 12 cupcakes. But I ended up with 16 standard size cakes.
4.The cakes were perfect, light and fluffy, just the way I wanted.
Sending this off to Bake off event at Stories from an Indian Kitchen
The white flowers you see are Shamrock flowers and also some Shamrock leaves which are significant of St.Pat's day, for you !!