Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Whipped Ganache

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Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Whipped Ganache

Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons whiskey
1/3 cup yogurt (I used vanilla)
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Whipped Ganache
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur or coffee creamer
3 ounces dark chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 12 paper muffin liners in cups.

To make the cupcakes, in a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg, oil, whiskey, yogurt and sugar until well combined. Whisk in dry ingredients until just combined. Divide cake batter into muffin cups.

Bake 20 minutes or until well risen and a toothpick inserted into cupcakes comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool 5 minutes before transferring cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the whipped ganache, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form; beat in Irish cream and melted chocolate until well combined. Pipe or spread ganache on cupcakes.

Makes 12 cupcakes

55 comments:

  1. Well I still read, but I'm not food related, and I've moved my site.

    Do you think these would be appropriate to bring to my St. Patrick's day playdate on Thursday? Will that tiny amount of alcohol make kids drunk?

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  2. You're on my blogroll and I'd be honored to be on yours.

    No wait..I'd be honored to lick the bowl with that Irish Cream Whipped Ganache..omg I LOVE Bailey's like you woudlnt believe and just that frosting looks...amazing!! The whole recipe does, but just that and i could go straight to heaven :)

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  3. I don't need to wait until St. Patrick's Day to eat these - they are GORGEOUS.

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  4. Don't know if I'm on your blogroll or not, but I'd love to be if you like my blog! I have been following you since day one of my blogging adventure, and you always have great stories and inspiration for new recipes and old favorites! These cupcakes sound divine. I love the cupcakes that come out around St. Patty's day - chocolate + alcohol*, yes please!

    *enjoy responsibly ;)

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  5. Have a fabulous St. Patrick's Day! Those cupcakes are perfect for the event :)

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  6. It's a lovely treat for St-Patrick's day!

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  7. Hello amazing. Chocolate and whiskey?! Goodness we love this holiday...! These look fabulous! Oh and we'd love to be in your blog roll...we totally need to make one of those! www.blueeyedbakers.com

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  8. These look simply divine! I've been wanting to make Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, and now these are on my to-bake list too!

    I'd also love to be on your blog roll!!!

    www.positiveregard.wordpress.com

    --Ariel

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  9. I would love to be on your blogroll!
    My First Kitchen @ myfirstkitchen.blogspot.com

    Have fun at the concert!

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  10. i love one bowl recipes! These look great.

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  11. These look awesome! I also just looked at your about me page, awesome stuff! Definitely an inspiration:)

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  12. The frosting on these looks so creamy and delicious! I want to lick the computer screen.

    My co-blogger Annie and I would love to be on your blogroll! We're "A Bitchin' Kitchen" at http://abitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/

    You've been on our blogroll since the day we started our site - we both love your recipes!

    - Maggie

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  13. These would be a perfect ending to any St. Paddy's day Emily!!

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  14. Gosh, I can't wait to give this recipe a try. Yum! So...you're on my blogroll and if you want to be on mine, that would be awesome. :)

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  15. Yum! I like I could eat that frosting by the spoonful.

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  16. Can't wait for the guest post. This should be fun!

    I want some of those cupcakes so badly now. I love just about anything with Irish cream!

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  17. Man, I'm still trying to find time to make your apple pie and ice cream! How do you do all of this?? And I'd love to be added to your blog roll, if you like!

    www.chocolateandtoast.wordpress.com

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  18. You are on my blogroll and I'd love to be on yours! Thanks.
    www.mamamamahoney.com

    PS - Irish Cream Whipped Ganache - YUM!

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  19. They look yummy! I was going to make Irish Car Bomb cupcakes this weekend since it's finally St. Patrick's Day and I've been wanting to make them for awhile. I would love to be added to your blogroll, thanks! I really enjoy following your site.

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  20. Mmmmm those look fabulous...of course I love anything chocolate!!! My blog is www.cookieconstruction.blogspot.com.

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  21. Hi, Emily!
    I've enjoyed your blog, and especially appreciated the links you provided when you did your photography post....so much to learn, and yet it is a pretty fun process!!! I've also make a couple of your recipes....cinnamon quick bread--can I get a "yum!"?

    Anyway, would also love to be on your blogroll!

    Karla @ TheCulinaryEnthusiast.blogspot.com

    Enjoy your trip!

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  22. Hey Emily, I love your blog! I just started my own food blog a few weeks ago and Sugar Plum was one of the first sites I put on my own blogroll. I'd love to be featured on yours too! My site is misspetitesweets.com
    -Colleen

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  23. Chocolate cupcakes...especially cupcakes with WHISKEY in them are way WAY cooler than corned beef. I mean, these cupcakes get my heart racing and all the corned beef does is fill them with cholesterol. Buzzkill.

    I've been meaning to update my blogroll for FOREVER and you will def be on it! (And you can totally put me on yours if you want to...no pressure!) (joanne-eatswellwithothers.com)

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  24. looks like the perfect st patty's day treat to me :) loving that bailey's frosting!!

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  25. I just love your blog! You're on my blog roll and I'd love to be on yours. :) www.sweetdesserts.org
    Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas!

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  26. My boyfriend loovvess Irish Whiskey and my cupcakes. He's on a trip this week so I definitely need to make these as a welcome home treat!

    And I'd definitely love to be on your blogroll! I've had you on mine for a while since I love your blog so much :)

    http://honeybeesweets.wordpress.com

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  27. You've been on my blog roll for almost a year now. :) It was by chance I stumbled upon your site. You can add me to yours, if you'd like! Those chocolate and Irish whiskey cupcakes look amazing! :)

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  28. Love the cupcakes! Especially the cool swirly background! You're on my roll but I love to be on yours!

    http://mixedfiles-pandcshull.blogspot.com/

    So are you using an icing bag for the frosting? It looks so perfect!

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  29. I just put up a blog roll page today - and you're on it! Add me to yours :)

    eat.drink.run.

    website: http://eatdrinkandrun.blogspot.com/

    i made saint patty's day cupcakes too! yours are far prettier than mine though!

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  30. I am definitely interested in these muffins. There is nothing like having great disguise for your liquor on St Patties day! Love it. I have been following your blog for a month or so now and I have already used some great ideas! The best one being the Cookies and Cream Cookies and they turned out great! Cant wait to venture into these. Cheers

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  31. Your icing always looks so perfect :-) I can never manage to get mine to look like that.

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  32. Can I just make the frosting and grab a spoon? yum! I don't have a blog roll. I should. You'd be on it :)

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  33. What perfect St Patty's Day cupcakes! Hope you have fun at the concert and I can't wait for the guest post!

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  34. these look so good!!

    I don't have a blogroll up on my site, so you don't have to include me, but if you want to it's www.thesweetslife.com :)

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  35. em, your pictures make me drool!!!!
    these cupcakes look soooooo good!

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  36. So pretty to look at and even prettier in my mouth, probably :) Looking forward to Eric's guest post!

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  37. The Hubble is going to a concert in St. Louis tonight that I desperately want to go to!!! But I have to stay home with the kid. Sad! I hope you have fun at whatever concert you go to.

    These cupcakes look SOOO good!

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  38. Hey Emily,

    I love this idea! Sounds like a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on a school night! Can't be too crazy ;-)

    Also, you are on my blog links on my new blog, I'd love to be on yours! Add me add me!

    Chocolate's Not a Food Group?
    http://chocolatesnotafoodgroup.blogspot.com/

    Have a great St. Patty's Day!

    LD

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  39. those are SO pretty looking. The frosting is perfect!

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  40. Ugh.. is lent over yet? I need to have cupcakes back in my life! You're in my blog roll, I hope to be on yours as well :)

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  41. Lindsay@Brownies For BrunchMarch 16, 2011 at 10:51:00 PM CDT

    Youre on my blogroll and I could think of nothing I'd love more than to be on yours! Ok, well I would loveee to eat one of the cupcakes with you....or two.

    www.browniesforbrunch.com

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  42. Yum those look amazing! I love whipped ganache. It feels so fancy. I've been wanting to try chocolate cake with guiness too - it seems so perfect for St. Patrick's day.

    You're on my blog roll, and I would be just honored to be on yours!

    www.thecookingvent.blogspot.com

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  43. Thanks everyone! I'm back now. I will start updating my blogroll tomorrow.

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  44. Amy, haha I wouldn't because you can taste the alcohol.

    Male baker, glad you liked the cookies 'n cream cookies!

    Jolene, you're too kind!

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  45. Emily, why do these look so good? I mean, the frosting is so creamy and DELICIOUS looking. Spare me some!

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  46. These look awesome! I love the use of Irish whiskey...yum!

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  47. things i love: dark, dark cupcakes and smooth and creamy frosting.
    things i don't love: sandra lee looking at me from both sides of your blog. ack! :)

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  48. Yay for cupcakes! I usually look forward to holidays just so I can make themed/new flavored cupcakes haha :-)

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  49. Hey Emily! You've been on my blogroll for a while now and I'd love to be on yours if you don't mind!

    www.elephanteats.wordpress.com

    And these look YUMMY!

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  50. I love your blog and have passed it on to many of my friends and fam. I would love to be on the blogroll!
    ~Loren
    http://yum-yum-delish.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hey - I just made these and I'm pretty disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly and when I mixed the dough it was super thick. I placed it in the tins anyway, hoping it would bake right. I baked it for 20 min, which I guess was too long, because the cakes are nowhere near moist. They are hard, and actually quite unflavorful. Any suggestions?

    PS - the ganache turned out well and it's delicious!

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  52. Kerri, I'm so sorry these didn't work out for you. I will have to test the recipe again to see if I made an error when I typed it. I'm not sure if you do this or not, but I always fluff up my flour with a spoon, then lightly spoon it into my measuring cups. If you didn't use this method, you may have used too much flour. I also have noticed that my crappy oven takes longer to bake things. It's something I'll have to adjust in my recipe writing in the future. Perhaps 15 minutes would have been better? Anyway, I'm very sorry that these weren't good for you. I'm happy you liked the ganache.

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  53. thanks emily! i've never worked with cake flour before, so maybe i used too much. i was considering adding more oil before baking, to make it thinner, but didn't. oh well:) better luck next time! thanks for letting me know your tips!

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