Kicking off the blog with one of my all-time favorite Pinterest finds!
I love Irish Car Bombs, so imagine my excitement when I found a recipe that combined one of my favorite drinks with a cupcake! *__*
*Mine aren’t nearly this^ pretty, but they tasted really, really good.
Full recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
I found the recipe last year and decided to make them for a Super Bowl party. They went over so well that I made another two dozen for this year’s party.
The cupcake base has chocolate and Guinness in it…best batter ever. It’s also just a good batter recipe in general. The sour cream and butter gave them a nice texture and moistness.
The only problem was that they cratered a little, but I think it might have had something to do with either the altitude or the fact that I was baking them at someone else’s house this time and wasn’t used to that oven.
Very frustrating, but luckily you’re supposed to make a dent in the middle for the chocolate/Jameson ganache, so the cratering actually kind of helped for this particular recipe.
Then comes the Bailey’s butter cream frosting to top it all off. DELICIOUS!
Then I decided to overachieve and sprinkle some Ravens/49ers-themed sugar on top. :)
They were a hit once again! I didn’t make it home with any. Next time, I think I’d like to try making the recipe into a two-layer cake with the ganache in the middle and frosting all over.
Alcohol + cupcakes = ❤