Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

I saw this recipe for Irish Cream Cupcakes over at Sweet Tooth and thought about making them.  Matthew however, believes that its not really a dessert unless it contains chocolate, so I started considering my options.  I found a recipe for Chocolate Whiskey Chocolate cupcakes over at Smitten Kitchen and combined it with this one over at Java Cupcake to make my own Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.

Guinness Chocolate Cake, Jamieson Whiskey Ganache and Irish Cream Buttercream Icing. A few days late for St. Patrick's day, but hey, I'm party Irish every day!

I followed the cake recipe from Smitten Kitten.  The batter is black as the inside of a cow.  I made giant size cupcakes and cooked them for about 22 minutes.

For the ganache

  • 4oz bittersweet chocolate

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons Irish Whiskey

  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar

Cook over low heat until smooth, stirring often.

Stash in the refrigerator to thicken up.  Once its thickened but not set, spread it over the top of the cooling cupcakes

Stick the cupcakes in the fridge to chill the ganache and make your buttercream

I HIGHLY recommend that you use the Smitten Kitchen buttercream recipe and procedure, it made AMAZING buttercream

Pipe or spread the buttercream on anyway you like

Dig in and enjoy!