Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Kiss me, I made Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • Kiss me, I made Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.
  • I made these cupcakes for NYE with my friend Ellen, and I have been saving them until now. Clearly they are the perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's day. This cupcake is an Irish Car Bomb in cupcake form. A Guinness chocolate cake, filled with a Jameson Chocolate Ganache and then topped with a Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream. I'm not sure it gets much better than that. I have seen these cupcakes on many websites, but I used the recipe found on Smitten Kitchen. She really is amazing and you can trust anything you make on her website will be delicious. I really love turning alcoholic beverages into cupcake. I made White Russian Cupcakes for NYE as well and am already plotting which drinks I am going to make next. I have been waiting for an occasion to make Champagne Cupcakes. This summer I definitely plan to make some Pina Coloda, Margarita, and Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes. Anyway, back to these cupcakes. You should make them for St. Patricks Day and if not St. Patricks Day how about a random Saturday..or they would be really nice after a long Monday at work.
  • Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
  • recipe slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen
  • Makes 20 to 24 cupcakes
  • For the Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup stout (such as Guinness)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Ganache Filling
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • Baileys Frosting
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperatue
  • 4 - 6 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • pinch of salt
  • Make the cupcakes:
Read the whole recipe on Baked Perfection