Friday, March 23, 2012

Da bomb of Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Okay, let's face it. I suck at getting posts out before an event or  'holiday' or even quickly after for that matter. Timing has never really been my thing...baking and cooking however is my thing.

St. Paddy's day was last Saturday and boy did I kept myself busy! I found a slow cooker recipe for corned beef and cabbage that I'd been waiting to try and I wanted to make a batch of cupcakes.  All this while trying to get everything ready for the Boy's trip to Kenya! Lucky for me the corned beef required the slow cooker so once that was underway I had plenty of time to make cupcakes.

Not just any cupcakes of course....Irish Car Bombs to be exact!  I used this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker which is a fabulous recipe, and not just because it uses 3 different types of alcohol: these things are darn tasty.  We have Guiness in the chocolate cupcake, whiskey in the chocolate ganache filling, and Bailey's in the icing....Irish car bomb.

For the corned beef and cabbage, I went with a recipe from Everyday Food that I had originally found in the March edition of the magazine. Of course you can find this recipe online here.  I am starting to wonder why I even bother with paying for a subscription anymore. (Don't tell Hubby that, I just like getting mail that isn't a bill!)
Baby potatoes, carrots, celery, onion
Beef brisket, fat side up, sprinkled with pickling spice
cabbage wedges for the last 45minutes


I used the slicer to slice up the rest for sandwiches for the week....and for the freezer!

 I even had to 'force' myself to drink the rest of the Guiness I had after baking cupcakes! (also test the whiskey and the Bailey's to make sure is was suitable for the cupcakes..."no dear, I can't drive. I've been baking....") 

Until next time, stay warm and eat well!


  1. Nice slicer there, my friend. My grandpa had one when I was little. I remember going to the basement where he had an extra fridge and freezer, and a big old slicer.

    And those cupcakes, look fantastic.

    Boogie boogie.

  2. Thanks Ivy, let me tell you, I love that slicer! When roasts are on sale....sandwich meat is then sliced and frozen...saves so much money and keeps processed lunch meat to a minimum!

  3. Oooh.. I'm sooo bad with the appropriate timing on my posts, too. I think my St Patty's is going out today... or next week,,,


    I hear ya on the slicer. I miss my 4 industrial sized Hobarts I had at the German deli - another life..sigh.

    "IF" Jane could eat chocolate - I'd be making these non-stop! Bailey's, Irish Whiskey, Guinness = swoon :)

    1. ohhhh....industrial sized.....the perfect thing for feeding a teen!!

    2. heh - when you have a full service deli / and high volume sammich shop, it was needed.

      Oh - the big box o cheese came from Artisanal Cheese - their link is

      (they deliver) :)


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