“Fernando? what tha… who is Fernando?”

Don’t worry. You are not supposed to know him. Well, it is not a him, actually.

This cupcakes are made with Fernet cream and Coca Cola cake, in great honor of a well-known drink from Argentina. The “Fernando”, for which you put  1/10 Fernet in a glass and fill the rest with coke.

So now you know him.

I’m quite sure something like this has been made before. I’m SURE. However, i never actually thought of doing anything with Fernet… in my life! Mostly because I’m not a big fan of it. It’s bitter and really strong. Tastes kind of like medicine. It used to be used as one, so i guess it makes sense hehe!

Still, it is one of the most common drinks in Argentina along sides with beer, Quilmes beer that is.

It all started because a friend of mine, Matias, send me an email joking about how he wanted me to make him fernet cupcakes.

“He’s just mad. How in the world is that ever gonna be possible??” was my first reaction. But after a couple months thinking about it (and Matias pushing me to do it for when he comes back from a season in Utah) I decided to give it a try.

Trust me, even I liked them!

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