Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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It's Friday! We made it through another week and to end things on a sweet note as well as finish off Irish fare just in time for St. Patrick's Day weekend, here are some Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes for eye candy! What's an Irish Car Bomb? Apparently this is a well known liquor shot comprised of Guinness stout beer, Irish whiskey and Irish cream liqueur. The combination is I an guess an explosion of flavors... and this cupcake definitely has all that! Chocolate stout cupcake is stuffed with  an Irish whiskey laced chocolate ganaché and topped with a Bailey's Irish Cream buttercream frosting. Bottoms up!...

Ingredients

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  • Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
  • recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 cup stout (such as Guinness or for GF version, use water)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour or {280grams GF flour blend + 1 teaspoon xanthan gum)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Ganache Filling
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Irish whiskey (such as Jameson)
  • Baileys Frosting
  • 3 to 4 cups confections sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperatue
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Baileys or heavy cream
Read the whole recipe on What's Cookin', Chicago?