Guinness Cupcakes

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Jessica Nicolls | 0 Comments

 This is one of our favorite St. Patrick's Day treats. How can you go wrong with Guinness, chocolate & frosting.

Here is the recipe...

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 bottle of stout beer (like Guinness)
1 stick butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
1 box (a pound) of confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another medium mixing bowl, combine the stout beer, melted butter, and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream until thoroughly combined and smooth. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. 
Lightly grease 24 muffin tins or use cupcake wrappers. Divide batter equally between 24 muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for 12 minutes each. Rotate pan and bake for another 12 to 13 minutes. Cool before frosting.

In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the heavy cream. On low speed, slowly mix in the confectioners' sugar until incorporated and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Icing can be made several hours ahead and kept covered and chilled.

Click here for the recipe on the food network.


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