Vegan chocolate boozy cupcakes, a cocktail transformed into a delicious cupcake and spiked with a bit of alcohol. Don’t be fooled by the looks of these cupcakes, they’re made with a Guinness chocolate cupcake, Jameson whiskey ganache filling, and topped with a delicious Baileys Almande buttercream frosting. I’m not one to drink much alcohol, but these were too good to pass up. So, if you want a boozy St. Patrick’s Day-themed recipe, then you’ll love this!
So, if you’ve guessed correctly, then you’ll know that this recipe was inspired by the Irish Car Bomb. To put it shortly, it’s a cocktail made by dropping a shot of Irish cream and Irish whiskey into a glass of stout. Sounds like a wild night out, doesn’t it? However, if you’re wondering why I didn’t call this recipe by that name is because it’s an American-made drink, and really has nothing to do with the Irish. And personally, I haven’t had this drink, but my husband has, and to be honest, it doesn’t sound like a drink I would actually have! But, in a cupcake? Now, that’s a different story.
With this in mind, it gave me the idea of creating a boozy Irish-themed recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! Sure, I could have gone for a more child-safe route, but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone, just by a little bit. I personally have not baked with alcohol. While that seems like such a small ordeal, it’s something I was worried wouldn’t turn out well.
With something like alcohol, you want to make sure it’s not overpowering in the bake unless you prefer it that way. Basically, I wanted to make sure, that in these vegan, you get a balance of both flavor and that booziness. Surprisingly, this recipe turned out really delicious! And that’s coming from me, someone who doesn’t drink that often.
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