Saturday, September 15, 2012

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes



 There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a delicious moist cupcake....oh wait there is! just add a little Guinness, whiskey and Baileys.  Hello you beautiful cupcake you.  Now I'm not a huge fan of the actual drink, anything that you have to gulp down in less than 3 seconds before it curdles doesn't sound so appealing to me.  But give it to me in a cupcake form and I'm down.

I made a batch of these bad boys for a house warming party the other night and they turned out great. Plus isn't fun to make cupcakes to share... sharing is caring right?


Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
Adapted From Brown Eyed Baker

Yields 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 cup Guinness
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, room temp
2/3 sour cream

Ganache

Ingredients
8 onces bittersweet dark chocolate
2/3 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 table spoons whiskey

Baileys Frosting

Ingredients
2 cups unsalted butter
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons Baileys Liquor 

Directions 

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
-Line 2 cupcake pans with liners (24)
-Bring the Guinness and butter to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
- In a separate large bowl, Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together and set aside.  Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sour cream on medium speed until combined. 
- Add the Guinness-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat just to combine. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour mixture and beat briefly. Using a rubber spatula, fold the batter until completely combined. Divide the batter among the cupcake liners. 
Bake for about 18 minutes, or until a tooth inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean

Directions for Ganache 
- chop the chocolate and transfer it to a medium glass bowl. 
- In a small pot, Heat the cream on medium until simmering and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for one minute and then, using a rubber spatula, combine it until smooth. 
- Add the butter and whiskey and stir until combined. Let the ganache cool until thick but still soft enough to be piped. putting it in the fridge for about 15 minutes help.
- to fill the cupcakes, make a whole in the middle using a small spoon or apple corer.
- put your ganache into a pipping bag and pipe into your cupcakes

Directions for Frosting
- Using a electric mixer whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. 
- Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar until all of it is incorporated. 
- Add the Baileys, increase the speed to medium-high and whip for another 2 to 3 minutes, until it is light and fluffy.




20 comments:

  1. They sound really good! I made a chocolate guiness cheesecake a few times and it was wonderful. These sound better!

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    1. Isn't Guinness and cake pair wonderfully together. if you like guinness cake you should diffidently try these :)

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  2. Never liked Guinness either but this sounds and looks like an easy two-bites-and-i'm-done-can-i-have-some-more-please recipe... bonus that there's some chocolate in the center too!

    Thanks Oishii :)

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    1. ooh yeah the chocolate ganache in the center is a pretty nice bonus ;)

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  3. Looks & sounds so delicious! I love guinness cake so I bet this cupcake is very yummy too. Never ready know what to do with the Baileys liquor sitting in my cupboard! Great way to use up SOME of this liquor!

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  4. Thanks Kit, haha me too I think my Baileys has been in the cupboard for at least 6 months, good thing liquor doesn't go bad lol.

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  5. Glad to see you are back Neshanne! What a great combo- cupcakes, Irish cream, & Guinness. Brown Eyed Baker has a great blog. I love your picture:)

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    1. Hey there so good to see you again, yeah who doesn't like alcohol in their cupcake lol. and right she does have a great blog, always wanted to make these cupcakes they looked so good on her blog.

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  6. Hi Neshanne! Great job! I really like this cupcake recipe and I've already seen several different recipes ! Yours cupcakes are great as usual!I'm glad to see your treat again.
    Best Regards!

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    1. Hi Vera, I always love when you stop by, yeah this is a really popular recipe, I've seen several different blogs that have it. I couldn't help but try it myself :)

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  7. Sharing is Caring ... Great cupcakes :-)

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  8. Sooo tempting!! I will take a dozen, please :) Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. dozen you say...okay! but you can't drive afterwards lol

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  9. That is such a beautiful cupcake!! I've always wanted to try this recipe, looks amazing :)

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  10. They look amazing. I made corona cupcakes with guiness icing for Tylers birthday party this year. Yum!

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    1. mmm Corona cupcakes sounds awesome, I did to try those out sometime :)

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  11. I can't say "Irish Car Bomb" w/o giggling....
    and can't look at these li'l cuties w/o smiling!

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  12. I am really interested in what you wrote here. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details are give me a lot of knowledge.spiritual food

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