This will be a short post, but I couldn’t let today go by without sharing these amazing cupcakes with you! Irish Car Bombs are a favorite of mine and you all know how I feel about dessert, so these deep dark chocolate stout cupcakes filled with a velvety whiskey ganache and topped with a sweet Bailey’s buttercream are right up my alley. SmittenKitchen has the recipe posted – my changes are as follows:
- dark cocoa powder instead of regular for the cupcakes
- Ghiardelli bittersweet chips instead of chopped chocolate for the ganache
- used the full amount of whiskey and Irish cream
I opted to use the base of an icing tip to cut the holes in the cupcakes since I don’t have an apple corer or 1″ circle cookie cutter.
Look how dark these cupcakes are – the combination of the dark chocolate and the stout lend themselves to a rich, dark, dense cupcake – this might be my new favorite chocolate cake!
Have a happy and safe St. Patty’s Day! Slàinte!