Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

So since I have already received an order for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for this years St. Patrick’s Day, I figured I should probably write my post from last year.  Don’t worry, none of my sense memories have failed me about making/consuming this delectable treat.  A chocolate Guinness cupcake (even if you aren’t a beer fan, you will be a fan of these moist little treats), chocolate Jameson ganache (to die for!), and a Bailey’s liquor buttercream.  It just doesn’t get any better than this.  First of all, St. Patrick’s Day is my second favorite holiday (first is 4th of July, purely for the fact that it is near my birthday and there are fireworks).  I mean, why not have my 2 favorite holidays be the (essentially) national holidays of my upbringing?  Anyways, St. Patrick’s Day to me is all about the Guinness and enjoying each other’s company while celebrating.  The Irish know how to party hard, and although you cannot order an Irish Car Bomb drink in Ireland (for obvious reasons) it is a widely known and enjoyed drink here in the States.  Putting this combination together in a cupcake, well it is simply divine.  2 years ago I made these cupcakes without the Jameson ganache, and I have to say I do not think I will ever repeat that “mistake.”  The ganache holds the moisture into the cupcake, and it is topped with a generous helping of Bailey’s frosting.  Beware: These cupcakes aren’t for the faint-hearted, but it is worthy of a taste test any day.  So much so, that we are having these as an choice option for guests at our wedding :)

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