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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes {w/ recipes}

Top o' the morning to you!

Happy St. Patty's Day! I thought I'd share one of my favorite cupcake recipes:
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

If you're not familiar with the drink, an Irish Car Bomb is a Guinness beer with a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream. In "bomb" drink fashion, the shot is dropped into the beer and then you basically chug it.

If you're in the mood for something sweet and want to celebrate your Irish pride (because everyone's Irish on March 17th), these cupcakes will do the trick. The cake is a dark chocolate stout  (the Guinness) and the frosting is a basic butter cream with a little Bailey's and Jameson Whiskey, just enough for an insane frosting flavor. {Since the alcohol in the frosting is NOT cooked off, please be sure you only make these if you are of the legal drinking age.}

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1 c dark stout beer (Guinness)
1 c butter (2 sticks)
3/4 c unsweetened high quality cocoa powder
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
2 eggs
2/3 c sour cream

4 c powdered sugar
1 c butter (2 sticks)
2 T Bailey's Irish Cream
1-2 T Jameson Irish Whiskey

1. Start with the Guinness and butter on the stovetop over medium heat. Stir occasionally, until butter is melted. Whisk in cocoa powder and remove from heat.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine sour cream and eggs. Using a stand or handheld mixer, beat until combined.

4. Add cocoa mixture from stove to sour cream and eggs and mix. On a medium speed, slowly add the flour mixture in batches until all combined. With a large spoon or spatula, fold batter together. 

5. Divide into cupcake tin with liners and bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool. 

6. For frosting, beat butter until creamed, adding powdered sugar until combined. Slowly add 1-2 T each of Baileys and Jameson (to taste). 


An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days, 
and warm your heart and home. 
May good and faithful friends be yours, 
wherever you may roam. 
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures. 
May all life's passing seasons 
bring the best to you and yours!


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