Easy recipe: Cupcakes Glas (Green)

Jim Hillibish

Even though St. Patrick’s day has come and gone, you can still enjoy green foods that might bring about the luck of the Irish.

Cupcakes Glas (Irish for green) fill the bill nicely and make a welcome gift for your office. Most bakeries worth their Irish broduil are offering green cupcakes, but you can easily make your own.

Cupcake Glas

  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄4 cup green creme de menthe
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 1 3⁄4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Green food coloring

Line twenty 2 1⁄2-inch muffin cups with paper baking cups. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine the buttermilk and the creme de menthe separately.

Beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about one-fourth cup at a time. Beat in vanilla. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until mixture is combined. Try not to overbeat.

Ladle batter into muffin cups, about two-thirds full. Smooth tops. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 350 degrees or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes. Top with your favorite white or butter frosting.