When I first read about these cupcakes on Smitten Kitchen's Blog, I knew I had to make them but the question became when? I felt that a cupcake of such awesome magnitude begs to be made for a special occasion and when one of my friends did a bunch of favors for me, I thought thanking him via booze filled cupcake would be perfect.
I will say, if you're planning to make these, I do have a couple of recommendations. The first one being that these babies take a long time to make. Granted, I was cooking things up from my small kitchen and I only had 12 plastic cupcake liners (this recipe makes 24 so that added an extra step) but there was also a lot of cooling time involved and my chocolate whiskey ganache would not, for whatever reason, get thick. It took an ice bath, a lot of patience (and maybe a couple of frantic tweets on Twitter to my go-to-baker pal Jen) and just as I thought there was no hope, the ganache hardened into a perfectly smooth creamy texture. Overall, I'm not sure I'd make these again. Maybe. But it would have to be another special occasion to warrant them. They were quite tasty once everything was all said and done but in my opinion, these take way too long to make and I don't think I have enough patience to make these often.
|Guinness Cake, Chocolate Whiskey Ganache and Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting..YUM|
So there you have it! All the flavor of an Irish Carbomb served up via cute little cupcake. For the full recipe, click here. And special thanks to my friend Dan from the blog The Food In My Beard for his help with making these!