Mar 12 2012

chocolate stout cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and irish cream frosting

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Ganache Filling and Irish Cream Frosting

I first made these cupcakes a couple of years ago when my sister and brother-in-law visited around St. Paddy’s day (Tip: don’t be a daft eejit and say St. Patty’s Day). I figured there was no better way to celebrate than with stout, whiskey, and Bailey’s Irish cream, all baked into one little cupcake. The baking of the cupcakes became quite the event and everyone, even my brother-in-law – no, especially my brother-in-law – pitched in to help. It’s amazing how some extra booze in the kitchen suddenly turns everyone into a helping hand and somehow there’s always an empty glass that needs filling.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Ganache Filling and Irish Cream Frosting

That night remains one of my fondest memories with the four of us all together. Baking, chocolate, whiskey, beer, and family. What else do you need? So when my sister called up a couple of weeks ago to tell me she was coming the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, I knew I had to make these again.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Whiskey Ganache Filling and Irish Cream Frosting

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