I woke up Sunday morning feeling exhausted; I had spent all day Saturday (literally 12 hours) at a lactation convention passing out samples of my Smart Lactation Cookies and talking about a mile a minute about my product. Overall, it was such a fantastic day and a wonderful opportunity to get my name and product "out there", but boy was I tired! After packaging up some cookies for sale and meeting a repeat customer-- YAY!!--, I headed off to my school's annual Carnival fundraiser to work the booths and socialize with the masses. About two hours after arriving I had to leave, and my husband had to tuck me into bed-- I had a fever. I stayed in bed for about 4 hours, and when I woke up and was fever free all I could think about was how I
The original recipe seems AMAZING, and next year I might just give it a shot because usually I really love baking from scratch, but if you aren't a freak like me, my simplified rendition of A Spicy Perspective's decadent dessert will have your family and friends toasting their Irish Coffee and asking for more.
** I know that the name of the cake is incredibly politically incorrect, and I in NO way agree of promoting the heinous act that inspired the name, BUT I do love the mixture of Guinness, Jameson, and Baileys... so, can we think of a more appropriate name for this delicious beverage already??**
I bought Ghirardelli Double Chocolate
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Recipe on box calls for 1/4 cup water, but instead use 1/2 cup Guinness
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1 bar of dark chocolate
- 1/2 shot of whiskey
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
|Fresh from the oven|
- Preheat oven to 325 (or whatever your boxed brownie mix suggests), and butter and prepare your brownie pan
- Stir together all the brownie mix ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
- In your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the softened cream cheese and sugar. Add the egg and Bailey's (mix until completely smooth and incorporated).
- Pour 1/2 of brownie mix into prepared pan.
- Drizzle cream cheese on top
- Pour the rest of the brownie mix into the pan and use a spatula to "swirl" the ingredients (do not over mix).
- Bake for 30 minutes or until inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
- While brownies are baking make the ganache.
- In a double boiler melt together the baking bar and heavy cream, add the whiskey and stir until completely incorporated.
- After brownies are cooled pour on the ganache (I made them last minute because I wasn't feeling well, so I popped them into the deep freezer for about 10 minutes to allow the ganache to set before cutting the brownies).
|the tasty beverage|