The Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes came out beautifully, and are now one of my favorite recipes.
First, I simmered the Guinness in a pot on the stove, and whisked in cocoa powder.
The Guinness-Chocolate combo was mixed into the flour base, along with sour cream (which makes the cupcakes moist once baked).
Once the cupcakes were baked and cooling, I then made the Jameson's Chocolate Ganache.
Once mixed, I sat the Ganache aside to cool while I made the Bailey's Buttercream Frosting.
|Bailey's Irish Cream-Flavored Frosting|
When the cupcakes were cooled, I used an apple core-remover to remove the middles of the cupcakes, took piping bags and first filled the cupcakes with ganache, then topped the cupcakes with the frosting. A little green sugar sprinkled on top made a nice finishing touch.
|The finished product|
While there is alcohol in these cupcakes, it is very little and is not overpowering.