In just a few short weeks, we will all be “Irish” for a day when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of having an Irish Coffee after dinner, why not have an Irish Coffee Brownie Cupcake? What could be better than Irish Coffee AND chocolate? This recipe from Paula Dean will take a little extra time to prepare but the results are fabulous and worth the wait!
Irish Coffee Brownie Cupcakes
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1 cup whole roasted coffee beans
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ¼ cup sugar
¼ cup whiskey
Brownie batter from above
8 oz cream cheese
¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons whiskey
In a medium-sized bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
Mix in cocoa powder, flour, and salt until just combined.
In a small saucepan on medium-high, heat milk and coffee beans until just boiling.
Remove from heat, cover, and steep for fifteen minutes.
Using a sieve, remove the beans from the milk and set the milk aside. You will only need ¾ cup of the milk, so it’s fine if some sticks to the beans during this process.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs to the butter/sugar mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.
In a small bowl, mix together whiskey and ¾ cup of the coffee-infused milk.
Alternately mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients into the butter/sugar bowl, mixing until just combined.
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full with cupcake batter.
Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of brownie batter into the center of each cupcake.
Bake for 25 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time until fully combined.
Mix in cocoa powder and whiskey.
Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Use Wilton tip 106 for the piping style shown in the photos.