Ever wanted to do a shot and a beer at work? (Like, maybe everyday?) Now you can do it with car bomb cupcakes! Rich chocolate Guinness cupcakes with decadent whiskey ganache and buttery Baileys frosting.
Brace yourselves, readers, this is the cupcake recipe you’ve been waiting for. Honestly. We use the cake part of this recipe as the base for pretty much any chocolate cupcake we make. It’s delicious, moist, and with a touch of Guinness, it’s just different enough to separate it from other chocolate cakes. Combined with a filling of rich Jameson chocolate ganache and a delicious Baileys buttercream frosting, this is the perfect St. Patrick’s day treat. Or any other time. We’ve definitely made this for no other reason than it’s just really, really good.
In case you don’t know, this cupcake is named after a drink known as an “Irish Car Bomb,” which consists of a shot glass filled half and half with Jameson and Baileys that is dropped into a glass of Guinness. The person ordering the drink then has to chug the whole thing as fast as possible as letting it linger will result in the shot curdling.
And through some bizarre alchemy, the end of the drink ends up tasting like chocolate milk. But since it is often “socially unacceptable” to be downing pints at work or in front of your kids, we’d recommend these cupcakes as a substitute.
I mean. Whiskey ganache. Baileys buttercream. Guinness chocolate cake. C’mon.