Sure, St. Patrick’s Day makes people want to drink green beer (I’ve done a cupcake with that), have whiskey (there’s a cupcake for that, too), and make wishes on clovers (yes, I’ve also done a cupcake with clovers). But, there is something else that Ireland is known for and that should not be forgotten – potatoes!!
Potatoes, rosemary, and Irish cheddar, typically the makings of an appetizer or side dish, are used here to create a savory St. Patrick’s Day cupcake. The mashed potatoes add moisture and the ground dried rosemary packs the cupcakes with flavor. Irish cheddar makes an appearance in the frosting to tie the whole package together. Serve the cupcakes as a stand-alone snack or as a unique, surprising dessert.