Irish carbomb cupcakes.

Sometimes a cupcake just deserves it’s own post.

I’ve blogged about this recipe before, but seriously it is the best in my arsenal: Smitten Kitchen’s Irish Carbomb Cupcakes.

Several people even told me it was the BEST cupcake they’d ever had! To create the nice swirl, I just used a large round tip in an outward-to-inward circle.

It really is a complete carbomb: There is Guinness beer in the chocolate cupcake. There is Irish whiskey in the ganache fille. And there is Bailey’s in the frosting.

I decided to make little cookie toppers on sticks for decoration… instead of using vanilla in the meringue powder frosting I used fresh lime juice. Best idea ever!!

I thought they really completed the look and they were honestly so fun to do. All you do is bake a regular cut-out cookie–but before putting it in the oven pop in a 4″ Wilton stick. If need be, put a little dough to cover up a stick poking through.

I really have fallen completely head over heels in love with decorating. I credit Glorious Treats for that.

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4 responses to “Irish carbomb cupcakes.

  1. wow, i am so impressed! those cookies and cupcakes are so cute!

  2. Natasha you are incredibly talented!! You should think of starting an event hosting company really!

  3. I’ve lurked and enjoyed your website for almost a year now, but making light of carbombs? Really?

    • Thanks for this comment. I definitely meant no offense by the carbomb cupcake title… the drink was very popular at my alma mater Notre Dame and so I think I lost sight of its offensive origins. Irish cupcakes is definitely a better name to use in the future. I hope you won’t let my clumsy title deter you from trying this great recipe or reading this blog!

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