Combining holiday spirit with traditional ingredients

Sunriver Resort is getting in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with a few holiday-themed food specials. From corned beef and cabbage to a cupcake topped with Bailey's frosting, you'll get to celebrate the holiday to its fullest!

One of our favorite St. Patrick's Day specials being offered is the Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting. You can't go wrong with this flavor pairing! Check out the recipe below. 

These specials will be offered at both Carson's American Kitchen and Twisted River Tavern, located in the main lodge at Sunriver Resort, on March 17th and 18th, 2017. A few additional specials include:

  • corned beef and cabbage eggrolls
  • smoked-trout dip with pickled onion and cucumber
  • braised cabbage with Oregon lamb
  • seared salmon with a Jameson and ginger glaze
  • chocolate stout cupcake with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting

Don't forget to top it off with a green beer! Cheers!

Chocolate Stout Cupcake
Makes 24
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (12oz) bottle of stout beer

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 (12 count) muffin tins with butter or paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
In a standard mixer with a paddle attachment, add the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add one egg and beat until light and fluffy, and proceed the same way with the second egg.
Add the source cream and beat in.
Add the stout.
Sift the dry ingredients into the batter and mix slowly until incorporated.
Divide the batter into the muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Set on a rack until they cool down before frosting.

Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients
1 (8oz) bar of cream cheese, softened
1 (4oz) stick of unsalted butter
2 cups confectioner's sugar
4 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream

Instructions:
In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add the cream cheese, butter and confectioner's sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Slowly drizzle in the Bailey's Irish Cream.
Beat until completely incorporated into the frosting.
Use piping bag to frost each cupcake.

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