Black & Tan Cakes with Irish Cream Glaze

How about we start celebrating the Irish way… with a lot of alcohol!

Yeah, I see what that bad boy is missing.

Whoop! There it is!

These little babies were supposed to be cupcakes… they were also supposed to be made with a pure stout, but all we had was Black and Tan, so I went with it. If I am making a cupcake though, I want it piled high with icing, and I wasn’t sure Irish Cream icing on a Black and Tan cupcake wouldn’t be too much, so I decided to whip out my adorable mini cake pan. I hope you guys aren’t getting too used to it. I’ll make cupcakes soon, I promise…. After I make the 10 million other new treats I have recently discovered for you.

These cakes are more for adults, and I’m not just talking for the obvious reasons. They aren’t overly sweet, like one would expect from a cake. So know going into these aren’t for people who aren’t open to new things. They had a mild sweetness, and were kind of a nice change from the things I’ve been baking around here lately.


  1. These make me drool! Love the look of this.

  2. Ooo these “treats” are ridiculously awesome!!! Hel-lo!

  3. Holy frekkin moly! Those are just amazing little cakes…wow Kita! I soooo wish I hadn’t given up sweets for Lent so I could run home and try to make this! hehe

  4. I like desserts that comes with some alcohol inside, it gives that touch…and these cakes are something that I have to drink…sorry…to eat…

  5. wow these sound amazing. I think the glaze totally makes the cakes. yum

  6. Beautiful little cakes. I love warm drippy sauce on top of all my cakes. The booze doesn’t hurt either.

  7. mmm! these are perfect! and I love the shape of them!

  8. I have cake pan envy! Those cakelets look gorgeous and boozy ;)

  9. I love a black and tan, these look wonderful Kita!

  10. Oh my gosh I love the shape of the pans you used too

  11. Magic word … alcohol! :) Dulls pain too, I believe.
    I love your cake pans … a rather unusual shape. I love it!
    10 million? Looking forward to them! Gorgeous pics as always.

  12. I love the way these guys look! How in the world did you get them to turn out like that? I have never tried Black and it a stout? I’m a big stout and porter fan, so I must try this beer! And the cupcake! Together!

  13. My mouth is watering! I just want to drink that cream part! Oh, Martha.

    I’m also here to solicit your vote for a recipe I created. I’d really appreciate it (: Thanks!

  14. These look absolutely fantastic!

  15. That is some very attractive styling skills! (Is that the right word?) I love how you style your photos, as you may have guessed by now. This set really has me interested and I don’t think it’s because you used alcohol. :) (Well, maybe a little!)

    This cake looks beautiful and sounds very tempting. You better believe I’m trying this.

  16. Mmm, those look fantastic :) Gotta love Irish cream! Your pan shape is so pretty.

  17. Absolutely stunning Kita, LOVE these black & tans!

  18. Boozy glazed soaked cakes? Yeah I’m totally in. :)

  19. Apart from sounding really delicious, those cakes look adorable… love how they have the little ‘cup’ in the middle to hold the glaze… great post!

  20. What an adorable little treat. I don’t bake sweets but I want a mini cake pan.

  21. Is it wrong that I just want to eat a bowl of that glaze?

  22. The irish cream glaze is so irresistible! I’d love this on anything I will bake…Yum!

  23. I must find a cute mini-cake pan like this–adorable! These look fantastic. Booze is always welcome in my cake.

  24. Hi Kita! I found you through That’s What We Said! I’m so happy I did. Your recipes sound awesome! I’m following on you on FB and totally making this cake soon. I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing next. :)

  25. Christian says:

    If you’re celebrating Irishness you really, really shouldn’t have picked Black & Tan.
    Just another example of people ‘celebrating’ St Patrick’s day without having a clue about Irish history and culture. You don’t at least remember when Ben and Jerry’s had to pull their ‘Black and Tan’ flavour because it deeply offended Irish people? I’m sure they’re tasty and you didn’t mean to offend anyone but … do your research next time.


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