Sunday, January 23, 2011

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

I know its been awhile... I've been pretty busy... not as busy with cakes... but dabbling in cupcakes!! and regular crazy life stuff!!

Sharffenberger was having an Adventure Cupcake contest... so i entered.  They gave you a list of "adventure ingredients" to choose from, and when I saw stout beer on the list, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make...

An Irish Car Bomb... a half pint of Guinness... a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream and some Jameson's Irish Whiskey on top... you have to work fast or the Whiskey will curdle the Cream... unless you pour it as perfectly as this...

So how do I make this favorite, into a cupcake... EASY!!!

Take chocolate cake mix, add a bottle of Guinness Stout... mix and bake!!!  Guinness part DONE.  Then take some creamy chocolate and mix in some cream to make it into ganache... then add 2 TBSP's of Jameson's.... mix well!!! let set! Whiskey DONE... then, take your classic whipped cream recipe... make it, and stir in 1-2 TBSP's of Bailey's Irish Cream (depending on preference)... Bailey's DONE... and you have the Chocolate Irish Car Bomb Cupcake...

I, of course, drizzled on some more Whiskey ganache on top.  When I cut the cupcake open, the ganache had seeped into the chocolate guinness cake making it TO DIE FOR!!! and making me pretty tipsy!

Definitely not a cupcake for the kids!!!

More to come!

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