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The Return of the Guinness Cupcake

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No one really likes green beer or Shamrock Shakes. And corned beef and cabbage is iffy at best.

Luckily Yummy Cupcakes has brought back their Guinness cupcakes this year, available today and tomorrow at both store locations, in Burbank and in Santa Monica.

The Guinness is added with a light hand, so the mild cake tastes mostly of buttermilk, cocoa and brown sugar. The glazed topping holds the strongest taste of ale, topped with a light cocoa whipped cream and green sanding sugar.

Other special St. Patrick's Day flavors served tomorrow will be:

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  • Irish Cream Pie: Chocolate cupcake filled with whipped cream, topped with an Irish cream whipped cream and chocolate blossoms
  • Chocolate Mint Chip: Chocolate cupcake topped with a light green peppermint buttercream mixed with chocolate chips
  • and of course...Lucky Charms: Vanilla bean cupcake, centered with marshmallow cream, frosted with a light green vanilla buttercream, sprinkled with Lucky Charms...magically delicious!

Photo by Elise Thompson for LAist