Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes | Recipe

Happy St Patrick’s Day! This is one of my favourite holidays (it counts as a holiday, right?) because it’s totally ok to get utterly legless and no one will give you a sideways look – it’s in the name of a saint after all! To go along with the festivities I whipped up a batch of my Guinness Cupcakes for friends and family and thought I couldn’t not share these cupcakes with you. They are divine. In fact I have a second batch in the oven as I type, just for me!

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For the cupcakes you will need:

  • 1 cup of Guinness (or any other stout, but Guinness is my fav)
  • 50g of unsalted butter – sliced
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups of caster sugar
  • ¾ cup of sour cream (trust me)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder

For the icing whip together the following:

  • 8ozcream cheese
  • 1 ¼cups icing sugar
  • ½cup of double cream
  • (or give Betty Crocker a call!)

 

Recipe:

  • Preheat your  oven to gas mark 4/180°C/350ºF
  • Pour the Guinness into a large pan, add the butter and heat.
  • When the butter’s melted, whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  • In a bowl beat eggs into the sour cream and add the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the sour cream mix into the butter beer pan (try not to drool).
  • Finally whisk in the flour and bicarb.
  • Pour the batter into cupcake cases and bake for 25-30 minutes.

It’s quite a damp mixture so I recommend having a tester that you can crack open and check (by way of eating).

Guinness-Cupcakes

Whilst your cakes are cooling you can mix up your icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sprinkle over the confectioners’ sugar, use a sieve if it’s lumpy and then beat them both together, add the cream and beat again until it makes a spreadable consistency and spread away!

Guinness-Cupcakes

Enjoy

Freya xo

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