Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Top of the morning to you! Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I have made these cupcakes a few times and I love them. These cupcakes are quick, easy and delicious and a great treat to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. 

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting.

Guinness Cupcakes
Recipe from Dave Lieberman at Food Network

1 cup of Guinness Stout
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

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring 1 cup stout and 1 cup butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. 

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 of the way. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely.

Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp heavy cream
Food Coloring Optional

Place room temperature, softened butter into the bowl of mixer. Cream for three minutes. Add powdered sugar slowly and not all at once or it will fly all over the room. Add cream and then mix on medium high for another 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired. Add extra cream if necessary.

I hope you have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

Palomasea said...

Fun and yummy, my friend!
I hope your day was wonderful!
We had my sweet family over for some GREEN curry...
Hugs to you,
- Irina