What could be a better combination and more Irish than chocolate and Guinness? They are a perfect combination and instead of buttercream, I topped these cupcakes with fresh cream and Baileys. To give them an even greater Irish flair, I finished them with pieces of green Minty Aero and the taste worked really well with the chocolate, Guinness and Baileys! Winner all round 🙂
You can reduce the recipe by half and make just 6. You do need to use large muffin cases and fill them almost to the top with the batter.
These cupcakes have a great surprise once you take a bite! Nice chunks of chocolate orange pieces throughout and this adds such a special touch. They are topped with an orange flavoured buttercream and I used the Golden Yellow from the Wilton Gel Dye range to get this shade.
The recipe is originally from Jane’s Patisserie and I’ve changed a couple of things and the method to get a perfect result each time.
When I saw this recipe, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I knew I had to make it and even though it was a few weeks between spotting it and trying it, it was worth the wait. These cupcakes are full of Terry’s Chocolate Orange chunks throughout and I added a little ingredient to bring out the full flavour of orange and chocolate – a match made in heaven! The buttercream is made with orange juice and zest and of course you have to top them with slices of Terry’s Chocolate Orange to complete their deliciousness!