Guinness Cupcakes

WARNING THESE CUPCAKES CONTAIN ALCOHOL! It is almost St Patricks Day which only means lots of booze and partying. I have never put alcohol in cupcakes, but I have this little book that is full of recipes that use alcohol.

I have been thinking a lot about what kind of cupcakes I wanted to do for St Paddy’s day and I thought doing my favourite drink in cupcakes but then I thought I should go more traditional.

Traditional for me means Guinness and I will admit I didn’t think that Guinness would work in just plain cupcakes so decided that a chocolate cupcake would be better.

These cupcakes were good, not a strong taste of Guinness and the chocolate really compliments them. I really enjoyed these cupcakes and I liked doing something different.

Guinness Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Guinness Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Buttercream
Servings: cupcakes
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Pre-heat oven on Gas mark 4. Put paper cases into a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until combined then add the eggs and flour until fully incorporated.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a ban-marie over a pan then add to the mixture along with the cocoa powder and mix until incorporated. Then add the Guinness and mix again until combined
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into the cases. Then bake in the oven until golden brown or when a skewer comes out clean.
Buttercream
  1. Mix the butter until pale and fluffy then gradually add the icing sugar until incorporated.
  2. Add the Guinness a tablespoon at a time until you have the right consistency.

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