Irish carbomb cupcakes.

So I’m a good Irish Catholic girl who went to Notre Dame… so of course I just had to try these Irish Carbomb Cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen.

The cupcakes start somewhat unusually on the stovetop with butter and beer.

Then you whisk in the cocoa powder.

Then you mix your chocolate beer mixture into your eggs and sour cream.

And then you add the dry goods.

Mix it all up with a little love!

After you’ve baked the cupcakes, you make a little ganache with Irish Whiskey and fill the cupcakes. So I know cutting little holes in the cupcakes and taking the time to fill them is a lot of work, but trust me it is so worth it!
To make the ganache I improvised a double boiler by placing a bowl over a pot of water and melted the chocolate and cream.
After frosting with Bailey’s frosting — that is SO amazingly delicious — here are the final cupcakes, with a little shaved white and milk chocolate on top.
So these are obviously a lot of work and so involved, but they are TO DIE FOR. Seriously. I will absolutely be making them every St. Patrick’s Day from this year forward. And likely on several other occasions between now and then!
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5 responses to “Irish carbomb cupcakes.

  1. Yours look amazing. Those cupcake papers are so elegant!

  2. When are you going to re-start your catering business? Seriously! I will have to make these for Ricky . . .

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing. The last time (and only time) I had an irish car bomb was at an Irish pub in Pensacola. If I remember correctly, I called it a night promptly afterward.

  4. wow, that is really intense, but they look AMAZING!

  5. So hungry for those right now… 🙂

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