This weekend, as mentioned in the previous post, was all about the decadent food. So when Gabe suggested this perfect cap to the foodie weekend, I couldn’t resist. This is an Irish Car Bomb Cupcake:
It is the most delicious cupcake I have ever tasted, and far better than any store bought cupcake I’ve ever had. All credit for this recipe goes to Brown Eyed Baker, who has a much more beautiful blog post about it that I do. Check her recipe out at that link if you want to make these yourself. Which you really should.
This is her recipe but I couldn’t resist showing you my experience making it. So I will give you an outline of what Gabe and I did to make these little beauties.
The day started with Kupel’s bagels, so that’s why there is randomly lox just hanging out. I needed more to fuel my new hunger for it.
Making this gorgeous beyond gorgeous Guinness and chocolate mixture.
Then, once they are baked you take the centers out (be sure to eat those too) and fill the center with a chocolate ganache that has whiskey in it. We used Trader Joe’s Scotch because it’s all we had. But I, personally, think that just enhanced the deliciousness.
The icing right after I dumped a nip full of hazelnut Bailey’s in it. I might have saved the remaining icing to eat later. At midnight.
And you end up with this. Brown Eyed Baker’s look much much prettier than mine. But these tasted ridiculously amazing so I was happy. I threw a party just to give them to people. And when my friends bit into theses babies…. I think I should use these to bribe people. Would totally work.
So if you have a spare hour, make these beautiful darlings. They are so good, though definitely in the naughty column diet-wise. Happy Wednesday, hope the food porn has made you salivate.