Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Happy Selection Sunday!!

I have been working on this recipe for quite some time and I am super excited about it! Ohh it is delicious too!! This is coming from someone who isn't even a big alcohol drinker (I bought the stuff for the recipe and then gave the rest of it away, because I probably will never use it! Haha.). This cupcake is extremely rich! I could barely make it through the entire cupcake. A definite "hit" at all of your St. Patty's Day parties!

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Shopping List:

1 box Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix

2 small boxes Chocolate Pudding Mix

3 lg Eggs

1/3 C  Vegetable Oil

15oz Guinness Stout

Jameson Chocolate Ganache:

4oz Bittersweet Baking Chocolate (70% cocoa), finely chopped

1/2 C Heavy Cream

1 Tbsp Butter, room temperature

3 Tbsp Jameson Irish Whiskey

Bailey's Buttercream Frosting:

1 C (2 sticks) Butter, room temperature

3 C Powdered Sugar, sifted

2 Tsp Vanilla

4 Tbsp Bailey's Irish Creme

Green Sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350. Place cupcake papers in cupcake tins.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mixes, eggs, oil, and Guinness. Blend on med-high for 2 mins. Pour batter into cupcake papers. Bake 18-21 mins. Allow to cool completely.
3. In a medium bowl, place bittersweet chocolate and 1 Tbsp butter. In a medium sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a boil. Remove immediately and pour over chocolate and butter. Do not touch for 2 mins. After 2 mins, stir until smoothy and glossy. Add whiskey and stir until completely blended. Put ganache in refrigerator for 5 mins before icing cupcakes.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 C butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Cream on med-high for 2-4 mins. Add Bailey's Irish cream. Cream for another minute. Put buttercream frosting in a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.

5. Finish with green sprinkles. Enjoy these "magically delicious" treats!

For other St. Patrick's Day treats, see below:

Leprechaun Popcorn

Leprechaun Munch

Top O' the Morning to Ya!


  1. You had me at the name. :D Haha. Looks delish. I know my mom would love this too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The name has nothing to do with any sort of explosion, other than flavor. If you go to a bar and order an Irish car bomb- it is Guinness in a tumbler with a shot of jameson and Bailey's.. simply creating a develish dessert similar to the shot... That's where the name comes from.. :)

  5. You guys can't be serious, can you? It's a name of a drink... has nothing to do with blowing things up, besides your mind.