I listen to an old song I heard when I was younger, from lord of the dance which brought me into this Irish mood. Sometimes the Irish just don’t care they move on with their life they can be passionate about things, so I got myself into the Irish mood and I wanted to cook something Irish inspired.
Now some people find the name Irish car bomb offensive, I think it’s a cute name for a cup came so I am calling my cup cakes
Here’s what you will need for the cakes:
125g of unsalted butter
2tbsp baking soda
200g of sugar
75g of sour cream
For the filling you will need:
60ml of double cream
25ml of whiskey
Mix butter, chocolate and Guinness in a sauce pan on a slow heat till everything is melted together. Set aside and let cool down.
Mix flour, baking soda, sugar into a mixing bowl then add the Guinness mixture
Then add the egg and sour cream. Fill up your cup cake tins and cook for 15m in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Stick a tooth pick into the cup cake if it comes out clean then it is ready. Put aside to cool and get ready to make your filling.
Filling: in a sauce pan add chocolate, double cream, bailey’s Irish cream, and whiskey and stir on a small heat till the whole thing is melted together. It’s like making a basic garnish.
Once that is done, set aside to cool down. If you can’t wait that long I suggest you cool it down in a cold `Bain Marie`.
For the decoration:
Decorating is very simple, first you make a hole in the cup cake by using a cupcake corer, if you don’t have one, by all means be imaginative. I used a very small cookie cutter. Once that is done fill the cupcakes with the chocolate baileys and whiskey filling replace the top.
Top the cupcakes with some fresh whipped cream, dust lightly with chocolate powder and finally place a cherry a mint leave on top of the cream, and voila.
For me the best part about this is sharing the cup cakes with others, seeing their reactions, reminds me why I am a person who cares, why it’s so hard for me to let go of things.
I still believe there are certain things that I am going to need to let go of in order to move on and enjoy my life, but until then I will always have cupcakes and smiles.