in #food6 years ago (edited)

Happy St. Patrick's Day Friends! ☘️

I'm having a BLAST celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a lil' bit of boozy baked goodness. I have to say, these beer cupcakes are THE BOMB! 💣

Here in the U.S., they've been nicknamed Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, as well as the beer cocktail that goes by the same handle too. Despite their politically charged moniker, these cupcakes taste absolutely DYNAMITE!

The explosive beer cocktail recipe traditionally calls for stout beer, Irish whiskey and Irish cream. I chose to make my chocolate stout beer cupcake batter with Guinness Extra Stout, the whiskey and dark chocolate ganache filling with Jameson Irish Whiskey, and the Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting with Baileys Irish Cream.

If you have choose to use other brands (or homemade Irish cream) I imagine your results will be just as mind-blowingly yummy, if not better! 😍


Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe ☘️🍫🍺


For the cupcakes:

1 cup Guinness Extra Stout Beer
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

For the ganache filling:

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon Irish whiskey

For the buttercream frosting:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

Yield: 2 dozen standard size cupcakes | Oven temp: 350°F (175°C) | Prep Time: 30 minutes | Bake Time: 18 - 20 minutes | Original recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.



For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (or 175°C). Grease cupcake baking cups or line tin with two dozen foil and/or paper liners.

  2. In a medium sized saucepan, bring Irish stout beer and one cup of butter to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and set aside, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted. Mix in cocoa powder until smooth.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt until thoroughly combined.

  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs with sour cream with an electric mixer on low until well combined. Slowly beat in the beer mixture and gradually beat in flour mixture. Beat batter until smooth.

  5. Spoon batter into lined cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Allow pan to cool and then remove cupcakes from the pan to completely cool.

That was quick and easy! A cakewalk, so to speak. Next, we'll make the boozy ganache filling...


For the ganache filling:

  1. Heat eight ounces of bittersweet chocolate and two tablespoons of butter in a double boiler until both are melted. Whisk until smooth and then whisk in one teaspoon of Irish whiskey. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool.

  2. Use the large end of a large sized frosting tip or an apple corer to cut a hole in the center of each cupcake. Spoon each hole full with the ganache filling.

Almost done! Next up, is the frosting...


For the buttercream frosting:

  1. Whip 1/2 cup of butter in a bowl with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes until fluffy.

  2. On low speed, slowly beat in confectioners' sugar (one cup at a time) until frosting is smooth. Next, beat in three tablespoons of Irish cream liqueur. If needed, adjust thickness of frosting by simply adding more confectioners' sugar.

  3. Now you're ready to frost your cupcakes! Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Again, easy-peasy! Now that your cupcakes have cooled you can get to the fun part of decorating them and then EATING them!

Watch How to Make a Car Bomb Beer Cocktail:

💡 Tipsy Tip: Once you’ve detonated your “bomb” this drink is meant to be chugged a.s.a.p. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to avert your mission! 😮


Thanks for commenting, upvoting and resteeming this post! I hope my post will inspire you to treat yourself to something sweet! Until next time...




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Its a great recepie. I love it

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Even if I can not taste it, I bet it's really delicious. But aesthetically it is a bomb, like a work of art! Great!

Haha! Thank you @stea90. Happy you enjoyed them ; )

What a combination, wake up with an irish coffee 'n whipped cream, top off the day with a delectably delicious creamy cupcake, then wash it all down with a creamy foamy explosively *frothy * beer cocktail! 😲 😋

Yes!!! Three full meals in that day. Or, you could give it a go in the reverse order : D

Oh, I love cupcakes in my country they say "ponquesitos" and many people eat paper. 😹😕😐

Michelle, is cocoa and cacao the same?

Cacao powder is far less processed than cocoa : )

También me decían que era porque la cocoa era más dulce ¿es cierto? Aquí sólo consigo cacao cuando quiero inventar un poco

This looked so good I just had to reesteem it.
Who doesn't love "St Pat's Day"
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Thank you for the resteem ; )

You are welcome - It is well deserved!

Now THAT'S a cupcake I can get on board with.

The color, texture and appearance looks fantastic, I will try to prepare them with the similar ones in Venezuela, although I don't think they look the same, they don't make shipments? Lol, I congratulate you. They look provocative.

Espero que puedas conseguir los artículos y no sean tan costosos, estoy en Margarita por si me quieres invitar para degustar esas ricuras. jejeje

creo que sera dificil conseguir crema irlandesa jejej

You can use alternative ingredients... it doesn't have to be brand name... or even Irish.

Nice post. Doesn't look like you are getting the votes you deserve though. You should check out steemengine.

Introducing a car bomb beer cocktail in my country is going be the record sales of the year in my country.
Thanks so much dear cos i have a new idea of that, and that's all becouse of you.

Happy my post could be a source of inspiration ; )

Thanks so much i will definitely give the cupcakes a "craic"!
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Haha! Love the fun Gaelic pun!

Thanks - my guess is that no one else got it - but you did and that is main thing!

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