Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

{this photo taken by my fab friend, Angry Julie. We like to call it a "Twilight" cupcake shot. If you can tell me why, you're a girl after my own heart!}

When I was creating my fabric menus for St. Patrick's Day, I wanted another dessert to accompany the Rhubarb Pie. I decided to make the "greenest" cupcakes I could think of! What is more Irish than stout, whiskey and cream? Wrapped up in a cupcake? YUM. 

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
makes 24 large, or a whole lotta minis

Ingredients
Cucpakes
1 German Chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cup Guinness (or other stout beer)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

Ganache
3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 TBSP butter
1 tsp Jameson Irish whiskey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream liquor

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a bowl, prepare the cake mix according to box directions.
Just replace water with beer!
Fill tins about 3/4 full


Bake for 15-17 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
While cupcakes are cooling, make the Ganache


In a small saucepan, gently heat cream on the stovetop
Add chocolate and let sit for a few moments.
Stir gently until chocolate is melted and combined with the cream
Mix in butter, vanilla, and Jamesons
Remove from heat and allow to cool until semi-solid
Spoon into a pastry or plastic bag
While Ganache is cooling, make the frosting



Mix all ingredients with an electic mixer until well combined
Spoon into a pastry bag or plastic bag and chill until ready to use.

Time to assemble the cupcakes!
After the cupcakes have cooled, use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out the centers
Fill the hollow with the ganache


Pipe icing onto the top and ENJOY!
Try and keep yourself from eating them all right on the spot.
Be sure and share to avoid a cupcake hangover ;-)

*It would be good to note, that these do contain alcohol that is not cooked off, in both the ganache and the frosting, so they are best saved for adults only!*




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7 comments:

Amy said...

LOL at the Twilight cupcake shot. Should have topped the cupcake with an apple! :) They look delish!!!
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Polka Dot Moon said...

LOVE the shot! I like what Amy said :)

Okay, it's 8:20 am and I'm cravin' an adult cupcake...they look DELISH!

Amy said...

Darn it! I was going to start my {diet} today....now I have these on my mind! Looks like I'll be popular in the 'hood once I make them and deliver next Thursday! ;-) Thanks for sharing!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

There needs to be an apple on that cupcake! Those look amazing!

debi9kids said...

OH.MY.WORD!
I have been searching for a dessert recipe for our St Pat's meal and oh mama, this is it!
YUM!

luckydame said...

Hi! Just found your blog from another blogger and I have to make these cupcakes. My husband thinks it'll be too strong but I must prove him wrong!!

Also, love the twilight cupcake/apple reference. Weeee!

luckydame said...

I made these cupcakes last Friday and they turned out super yummy!!! Everyone loved them.

My only problem was with the ganache. I let it sit to get semi-solid but the liquid just separated from it. Still tasted fine but wasn't sure if that was normal.

Thanks!

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