Sunday, March 16, 2008

Life's too short not to be Irish!

Every mixing bowl is dirty.

Every measuring cup is soiled,

But wow,, was it worth it!

I got in the mood to bake last night. I wanted to make something fun and interesting. I wanted to make something St. Patrick-ey. So I ran across this recipe!




These are so, so, so, good.

I made mine with Hershey's Special Dark Dutch Processed Cocoa and (even tho the ingredient list called for them but they were no where to be found in the recipe) I added a bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips to the mix. I also had no Guinness Stout on hand but I DID have some Sam Adams Cream Stout (who's counting, right?). So I dub these-

Guinness Stout Dark Chocolate Chippy Cakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Bailey's Irish Cream Buttercream Icing.

Quite a mouth full both figuratively and literally I assure you. You'll need a whole glass of milk to finish one.

This recipe makes a TON of cupcakes! Well, like 58 anyway. They were fun to make. I think I'd like to try this recipe in a full cake. I'll DEFINITELY make this icing again, it's delish, but I'm a huge Bailey's fan.

On other fronts, I met a bunch of chicks from the interwebs yesterday! Turns out that they are real people and not just words in my computer! Great bunch of girls. We went to East Tenampa (I totally botched that name I'm sure) in Milton and ate and knitted and laughed and chit chatted and had a great, great time.

I took this lame picture after one of the girls had gone (dummy me). But it was fun and we'll definitely have to do it again. YEA RAVELRY!!


Evil Twin's Wife said...

I used to meet up with some gals at the St. Albans library on Wednesdays at 10:30am for knitting and fun. After Sissy was born, my knitting [reading, thinking, sleeping, etc.] time went waaay down. LOL.

Jennifer said...

That is so awesome that you got out for a meeting!!

by the way I found this book review blog and didn't know if you'd like to check it out? It's for tween books ;)

The Cupcakery said...

I love that you experimented with a few different ingredients. The end result is just as yummy! The recipe is definitely a keeper and it certainly makes MASS quantities - perfect for get togethers. My variation is 2 dozen cupcakes and a medium bundt cake. No matter what you make - it is a keeper! Thanks for trying it out! xoxo