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Whelp… I feel like I’ve been slacking a little bit on my posting. I’ve been pretty busy and super preoccupied. Hubs and I starting house shopping last weekend, and we ending up going to a bunch of open houses on Sunday. I’m sooo very excited about finding our new home… and even more excited about NOT renting an apartment anymore! Then this past weekend we drove the 7 hours to VA so I could run in my first 5k race (ever!), and so he could golf in a tournament with his dad, not to mention how badly we missed all our Southern friends. We didn’t get back to PA til pretty late in the afternoon yesterday… I was too tired to bake!
Because all our friends in VA have been really excited about all the baking… I made these Boozy Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Wednesday night and took them down to VA on Thursday.
They got demolished… so I assumed they tasted pretty good! Atleast…no one complained. I enjoyed the one Hubs shared with me. I haven’t had a Hostess cupcake since I was a little kid, so I’m going on hearsay when I tell you these taste like Hostess cupcakes with (of course) a small hint of boozy goodness.
I adapted the recipe from the blog With Sprinkles On Top. I kept the cake batter the same, subbed vodka for the heavy cream, and used my favorite chocolate ganache. I used store-bought cake icing to make the white loops. When I say store-bought I mean the kind that comes in a can with the nozzle on it. I think Wilton makes the one I bought at the grocery store…
Tagged bailey's Ganache, Bailey's Irish Cream, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, copycat hostess cupcakes, hostess cupcakes, marshmallow filling, Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka
Chocolate cake made with Bailey’s, Crème de Menthe, chopped Andes & Thin Mints. Frosted with Chocolate vodka, Andes & Thin Mint buttercream… RECIPE HERE!
Mint & Chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations… right behind chocolate & orange, chocolate & peanut butter, and right in front of peanut butter & jelly. I also REALLY love Thin Mints. Like, so much that I bought 6 boxes when I saw the Girl Scouts out in front of the grocery store last month. Ok… I didn’t just see them, I went on to the Girl Scouts website and used the cookie finder. I’m almost embarrassed about this. Almost.
After demolishing a box… I realized that I should make something with at least one of the boxes. Thus, these Triple Mint Chocolate Cupcakes were born.
I’ve made another Mint Chocolate Cupcake before, and I didn’t really change much when I made this version. I used extra Crème de Menthe (instead of Kahlua), added the Thin Mints, and used less chocolate chips. I also filled the liners almost all the way to the top, instead of ¾ full, so I ended up with 28 cupcakes instead of 30. The batter was my favorite chocolate cake. Sadly… I think I chopped up my Thin Mints too much. If I make these cupcakes again I’ll probably use a whole Thin Mint in each cupcake. I’ll just fill the liner ½ way, put a Thin Mint on top, then cover it with more batter.
I used the same buttercream recipe as the original version, and changed out the Crème de Menthe for chocolate vodka. I also added Andes & Thin Mints to the frosting, chopped SUPER FINE. At this point… I would suggest using a food processor if you have one. I don’t, so my frosting was kind of chunky (and definitely NOT pretty)! I’m a little sad because I tried a cupcake last night and barely got any chocolate vodka flavor…
Over all… I really love these. AND I got a whole box of Thin Mints out of my kitchen (one less for me to demolish in a fit of “diet” rage bingeing)!
Tagged alcoholic, Andes Mints, Bailey's Irish Cream, boozy, chocolate cake, Creme de Menthe, cupcakes, Pinnacle whipped chocolate vodka, Thin Mints, Triple Mint Chocolate Cupcakes