Irish car cakes…It’s a guinness-gasm

One of my favorite characteristics of cupcakes is the fact they’re so versatile–Who would have guessed you could make beer cupcakes? My friend referred me to this recipe the other day and I knew the second I clicked it I had to indulge in making these little guys.

Taken by Alayna

Guinness chocolate cake, filled with a chocolate ganache, and topped with a Bailey’s buttercream frosting…Oh my nom.

I made these beauties completely from scratch–frosting and ganache included.  It was a little laborious BUT if you have the drive and enthusiasm to make some very unique cupcakes that yield SCRUMPTIOUS results, then you’ll have a great time! You can find the recipe here. It’s written in a humorous, quirky tone, but it can be hard to follow so read carefully! For a photographic journey into the crafting of the Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, click away:

For those of you who were able to taste these cakes in class today, we’d appreciate your thoughts on the cupcakes by participating in the poll below:


November 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Recipes, Toys and goodies.


  1. pandrewh replied:

    Excellent find. Can’t wait to try it out. The new “Lucky Charms”

  2. bweiser replied:

    First things first, I really enjoyed these cupcakes. And I am pretty sure the rest of the class really enjoyed them as well. I think it is really smart of you guys to try out your different cupcake recipes on the members of our class. If you think about it, our class is a pretty good cross section of people and different tastes. I also like how interactive your blog is with the slideshows, twitter updates, and user polls. It makes for a very fun blog to visit. As well as a must see for anyone who is a fan of cupcakes or baking. I hope to see some more cupcakes in class in the future. Keep up the good work.

  3. The gift of giving « OH MY NOM. replied:

    […] rich, and sublime chocolate cupcakes, filled with Godiva chocolate ganache (remember how good that tastes?), and iced with either vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting. To top them off? A majestic dark […]

  4. Ivan replied:

    I voted for this one simply because I’m pretty sure I missed class the day it was originally presented, and I’m glad I did so. Possibly the best chocolate-oriented contraption of a cupcake I’ve ever feasted upon.

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