I struggled with titling this cake recipe as well as posting about it for Beer Month. I made this for Easter and it was a hit! 4 weeks ago I would have easily called this Irish Car Bomb Bundt Cake but after the recent bombings in Boston my heart was filled with hurt and anger that I didn’t even feel like sharing this recipe for the cake. My prayers go out to the families and local & federal departments that have been effected by this horrific act.
So just like some of my random stories and memories I instantly thought Lions, Tigers, Bears OH MY and I thought well this recipe wouldn’t be the same without these three ingredients so here it is! And who doesn’t like at least one of the ingredients in this title?
I had never even heard of an “Irish Car Bomb” until I met John. Basically it is Whiskey + Beer + Baileys = not a drink for Lauren. For those of you who have not tried it – it’s made by dropping a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish Whiskey into a pint of Guinness Beer.
Add those same ingredients into a cake and I will definitely have a couple of pieces.Caprese Chicken and Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets and Caramelized Onions French Onion Soup with Haricot Verts Filet with Gruyere Mashed Potatoes and Caramelized Onions
- Cake Batter
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon. baking powder
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup Guinness
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 3 oz. dark chocolate chips
- 3 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ½ cup cream
- 3 tablespoons Jameson Whiskey
- Baileys Cream Frosting
- 4 cups powdered sugar (+ more if needed)
- 1 cup butter
- 6 tablespoons Baileys
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place chocolate chips and butter in bowl and melt in microwave.
- In a saucepan, add cream and bring to a boil. Pour chocolate mixture in but don't stir. Let it sit for about 2 minutes. Then stir in whiskey. Put in fridge for 5 minutes. Stir. Continue stirring every 5 minutes until the mixture becomes cool - but not solid.
- Bring beer and butter to a simmer. Whisk in cocoa powder. Remove from heat. Cool.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Using mixer, add in eggs and sour cream. Add in cooled beer mixture and mix on low speed. Mix in dry ingredients.
- Spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Add ½ batter, then add in ganache, then the rest of the batter. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
- Whip butter, add in powdered sugar 1 c. at a time. Add in Bailey's. If the frosting becomes too liquid add more sugar.
- Allow for the cake to cool completely. And then frost and enjoy with a tall glass of milk!