Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

 Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

When I think about St. Patrick’s Day I immediately think back to that first year of University.  The first year I really celebrated St.Patrick’s Day and boy was it eye opening! One of the beverages I was introduced to was the Irish Car Bomb.  This is not a drink to be messed around with. It  is a complicated bomb shot of Guiness, Jamieson and Baileys (which is where the Irish part comes in.)  The drink is completely American, so don’t make the mistake of going to an Irish pub and asking for an Irish Car Bomb!

These cupcakes are a take on the Irish Car Bomb.  Stout cupcakes filled with a Whiskey ganache and an Irish cream infused butter-cream.  It is all the Irish without the hangover!

Ingredients:

1  1/3 cup Stout (Preferably Guinness)
Devils Food Cake Mix + Ingredients to Prepare
8 oz white chocolate, chopped
2/3 cups heavy cream
2 tsp Whiskey (Preferably Jamieson)
Green Food Dye
3 cups Icing Sugar
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
3 Tbsp Irish Cream (Preferably Baileys)

Directions:

To Make Stout Cupcakes, prepare as directed on Box, swapping water for the Stout.  Set aside and allow to completely cool.

To Make Whiskey Ganache:

Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl.

Heat the cream in a small pot until it just starts simmering then pour over the chocolate.

Stir the chocolate and cream until completely smooth.

Add the Whiskey and few drops of food dye, stir until well combined.

Allow the ganache to cool until thick but still soft enough that it can be piped.

You can each core the cupcakes and fill or use a piping bag to fill the cupcakes with the ganache. 

To Make Irish ButterCream:

Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer until light and fluffy.

Add powdered sugar and mix until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.

Add the Irish Cream and beat for 3 minutes.

If your frosting isn’t stiff enough, add more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add a little milk.

Pipe frosting over cupcakes.

 

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/3 cup Stout (Preferably Guinness)
  2. Devils Food Cake Mix + Ingredients to Prepare
  3. 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  4. 2/3 cups heavy cream
  5. 2 tsp Whiskey (Preferably Jamieson)
  6. Green Food Dye
  7. 3 cups Icing Sugar
  8. 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  9. 3 Tbsp Irish Cream (Preferably Baileys)
Instructions
  1. To Make Stout Cupcakes, prepare as directed on Box, swapping water for the Stout. Set aside and allow to completely cool.
To Make Whiskey Ganache
  1. Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
  2. Heat the cream in a small pot until it just starts simmering then pour over the chocolate.
  3. Stir the chocolate and cream until completely smooth.
  4. Add the Whiskey and few drops of food dye, stir until well combined.
  5. Allow the ganache to cool until thick but still soft enough that it can be piped.
  6. You can each core the cupcakes and fill or use a piping bag to fill the cupcakes with the ganache.
To Make Irish ButterCream
  1. Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.
  3. Add the Irish Cream and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. If your frosting isn't stiff enough, add more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add a little milk.
  5. Pipe frosting over cupcakes.
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 Want more St. Patrick’s Day ideas?  Check out these Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes from Shannon’s View from Here, Mini St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Family Food and Travel and these Lucky Shamrock Squares from Yee Wittle Things!

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Comments

  1. joanna garcia says

    OMG never heard about this but thanks for introducing it to me! This will be a great treat for the grown ups! Love anything w Baileys in it!

  2. Darlene Schuller says

    oh these have to be awesome! I’ve never heard of Irish Car Bomb to start with! Thanks for sharing all the St Patrick’s day fun recipes and ideas! I’m so not creative but love doing different things for the family! Thank you!

  3. Lynda Cook says

    wow they sound very delish!! I’d probably get drunk eating them since I haven’t had any alcohol since 2010, but I’d still would eat them lol

  4. Darlene Schuller says

    St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow & I wanted to say thank you for these great recipes for the day! I truly appreciate it

  5. says

    Oh boy I had a little fling with Irish car bombs during college and think I liked ordering them just because the name was fun to say, haha. I doubt I could handle even one of those bad boys now, but your cupcakes look delicious and I would take some of them for sure! Pinned :)

    Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

  6. Victoria Ess says

    Lady, you need to open up a bakery! I can’t believe how picture perfect all your recipes turn out! I actually am not a fan of alcohol in my baked goods, but your picture almost makes me want to try it!

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