Dirty Girl Scout Cupcakes

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A dirty girl scout is, of course, a shot consisting of Vodka, Kahlua, Creme de Menthe and Irish Cream.  The cupcake version features a mocha cupcake filled with mint-chocolate ganache topped off with Irish Cream Frosting.  The cupcakes won't get you liquored up but they do taste mighty good!

These were inspired by Smitten Kitchen's Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need the following ingredients:

Mocha Cupcakes
1 cup extra strong coffee
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Mint Chocolate Filling
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon mint extract

Irish Cream Frosting
8 cups confectioners sugar
1 stick unsalted butter & 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
6 tablespoons Irish Cream

Step 2: Equipment

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Cupcake Liners
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Assorted Bowls
A Small Sharp Knife
Hand Mixer
Rubber Spatula

Optional but Handy:

1 inch cookie cutter or cupcake corer
#20 disher
stand mixer
squeeze bottle
icing bag w/ 1M tip

sprinkles682 years ago
I like the coffee….lol extra kick ;)
splazem3 years ago
Looks good!
rickwaller (author)  splazem3 years ago
mary candy3 years ago
the most viewed cup cake, mine is right back :)
rickwaller (author)  mary candy3 years ago
mary candy3 years ago
I think we deserve at least a T-shirt of instructables, don't you ?
You suckered me in with that misleading title!! ;-) Looks interesting though.
Title reminds me of something else that runs through my mind on occasion:
I was kicked out of the boy scouts for eating a brownie.
Hahahaha oooh good one
jgreen103 years ago
I made these, as I have made the Irish Car Bomb cakes before and LOVE them. Though to change things up a bit I made a variation on the chocolate mint filling by using a Jell-O dark chocolate mousse made with 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe liquor......Make the mousse and refrigerate it in Zip-Lok bag to 'set' it, then do the cupcakes, hollow them out and squirt the mousse inside the cupcake. Then frost with the Irish Cream Frosting....OMG, the most DELICIOUS little guilty pleasure of a treat!!!
rickwaller (author)  jgreen103 years ago
Sounds good!
ytashi3 years ago
Lindie3 years ago
Oh, this looks too good! Yum!
dirtdiva443 years ago
Why Sour cream?!?!? I would've like to try it otherwise..... :(
Is there anything that could be substituted?
Sour cream is not unusual in baking. It makes the batter moist and creamy. If you have a particular aversion to sour cream, that's one thing. But if you just have never tried it in baking, give it a go. It's really yummy. Plain yogurt does the same thing - you can sub the yogurt for the sour cream.
These look great! There's also this 'ible (similar to the Smitten Kitchen recipe).
rickwaller (author)  shesparticular3 years ago
Thanks! I'm a big fan of the car bomb cupcake.