Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Cake Bomb Cupcakes

Although this blog is for fitness and living the healthiest of lifestyles, sometimes we have slip-ups which I put in the category of MADNESS. This post is one of those slip-ups that I can't help but share. Being that it is St. Patrick's Day, I thought it was fitting to post this today.

 I have an absolute weakness for sweets; cakes, pies, cookies... You name it and I usually won't hesitate to have a serving--and sometimes seconds! I was invited to a party today and needed to bring some kind of dessert. My first thought was my friend Bonnie of Owl Have a Cupcake. Unfortunately she wasn't making her yummy cupcakes for the holiday so I had to come up with something on my own. The ultimate of St. Patty's Day desserts...Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.

For those who don't know, an Irish Car Bomb is a wonderful Alcoholic Beverage consisting of Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream. You pour two shots, one of the whiskey and the other of the Bailey's. You then add the whiskey to the Guinness and then quickly pour the Baileys in and CHUG! You HAVE to drink it fast as the Baileys will curdle in the beer AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN! It's deliciously smooth and tasty and will leave you wondering why you have never had it before.

With ALL that being said, I scoured the Internet for the best recipes and found this one for the cupcakes from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen's blog. The cupcakes turned out light and fluffy and so yummy! I combined the cupcake recipe with a modified recipe from The Brown-eyed Baker for Chocolate Whiskey Ganache (I added MORE whiskey). I modified my grandmothers Butter cream Icing recipe to include Baileys.

I'm not a baker, but love to try and recreate what the Pros make, and I think I came pretty close to perfection on these!

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I have to say, these really did turn out FANTASTIC, and I think they will become a staple for any St. Patrick's Day celebration!


  1. These DO look amazingly DECADENT!!!!! My little culinary QUEEN!!! Love*

  2. They sound amazing! I could totally veganize this. . .(always my first thought when I start reading recipes bwahahaha). Thanks for sharing!

  3. YUM! Kat please wen you do I want that RECIPE!!!!