With St. Pat’s just around the corner and Guinness in the house, my thoughts turn to Irish Car Bomb Cake. Rather than follow other recipes I’ve seen, I took Hershey’s Deep, Dark and made a car bomb out of it. It’s fantastic. Dare I say: It’s da bomb. Ready for these easy modifications?
2. Replace 2 cups of white sugar with 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar
3. 1 tablespoon vanilla instead of two teaspoons
What really makes an Irish Car Bomb out of this cake is the frosting, so let’s do it!
IRISH CAR BOMB FROSTING
1 stick butter, room-temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 teaspoons Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
Beat butter at medium speed for a few minutes. Turn mixer to low to add sour cream, Bailey’s and Jameson’s. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and salt and increase mixer speed to get the frosting nice and fluffy.
I’d like to thank Bill Cosby for telling me it’s OK to eat chocolate cake for breakfast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5YBNQq-Qo
It may not be breakfast of champions, but it certainly is a tasty treat…and leaves my (partially) Irish eyes a-smilin’!