I don't want to talk about the work and I definitely don't want to talk about the run so let's just jump forward to the cupcakes.
Oh the cupcakes!
We had plans to go to a St. Patrick's day party yesterday and I knew I wanted to bring a delicious treat. Enter Irish Car Bomb cupcakes. Guinness in the cake, Irish whiskey in the filling and Bailey's in the frosting. Yes, please!
I found a recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker on Pinterest and was quite pleased with it. I made a few changes throughout (plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, double the whiskey in the ganache filling and less butter and powdered sugar in the frosting). These are definitely not healthy nor for the faint of heart, but there were perfectly moist and a HUGE hit at the party.
You make the cupcake batter and bake the cupcakes as you normally would.
You then cut out the centers (going about 2/3 of the way down) to fit in the filling. K. was happy to help with this part as he mostly just popped the center pieces right into his mouth.
I piped in the ganache filling using a basic frosting tip. This step was messy but not difficult.
And finally you frost the cupcake! I'm no whiz with a pastry bag but I think they turned out pretty enough.
Our friends seriously gobbled them up in no time. Although my St.Patrick's day didn't involve any green beer these were festive (and strong!) and got the job done ;-)