I've had my eye on a recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for a while. I got the idea from this book, Who You Callin' Cupcake? A wonderful little recipe book with crazy cupcake recipes. You might be asking yourself, "what do Irish Car Bombs have to do with the super Bowl?" Nothing. It really was just an excuse to finally make them. No one at the party questioned the theme and judging from the lack of left-overs, I'd say they were a big hit.
I modified the recipe a bit by using my go-to Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcake recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor and made them mini... that makes them guilt free... or so I like to tell myself. Then I soaked them in whiskey, spread some chocolate whiskey ganache on them and topped them off with Bailey's Irish Cream chocolate buttercream icing. And, tada....
And since there were going to be kids attending the party, I made some kid-friendly, plain chocolate and vanilla butercream minis for them:
Here's a photo of the whole lot:
I'd like to give a little shout-out to "Mom" Harris who helped me roll and pipe the footballs until 3am the night before! Thanks!