Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes...
In my quest for a guiness chocolate cake recipe I found this AMAZING recipe on Annie's Eats food blog. With my love of guiness and my girlfriends love for the Irish Car Bombs, I knew I would HAVE to make this recipe. We were not disappointed. They are delicious! I'm going to walk you through the steps.
Heat the Guiness, butter and cocoa powder and allow to cool slightly.
Add chocolate mixture to the egg and sour cream in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add premeasured dry ingredients.
Line muffin pan with paper liners. Divide the batter evenly between liners, about 2/3 to 3/4 full. I used one large scoop and one small scoop for each muffin. (This ensures they come out the same size.) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 17 minutes.
To make the ganache filling you simply heat heavy cream and then add it to your bittersweet chocolate and let it sit until the chocolate is melted. Add the butter and baileys and mix until combined. It will be shiny and delicious!
Use a pairing knife to cut a cone shaped hole out of the muffins where you will insert the ganache filling.
Here is what it will look like.
Fill a pastry bag (or ziplock bag) with the ganache once cooled to pipe into the cupcakes. I have found that using a measuring cup or glass to hold the bag is the easiest way to fill it. This also keeps the job from becoming a messy one!
If you are using a plastic bag (like I did) you will need to cut off the tip with kitchen shears. Notice I clipped the top of the bag even though it has a zip lock? Trust me, it's better to be safe than sorry. I have piped many times only to find the zip came unlocked and what a mess! Another great thing about using a ziplock is you can just toss it when you are done.
Here is what they look like when they are filled.
To make the buttercream frosting you simply mix butter, confectioners sugar and Bailey's Irish Cream. It said 4-8 tablespoons...so I leaned toward the 8. Who wouldn't?
I served these last night and they were a hit. DELICIOUS! If you would like the recipe you can visit http://www.annies-eats.com/. She has amazing recipes posted on there! Just look for the Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes and print it out! ENJOY!