If you're looking for the perfect adult treat, then look no further than these mouth-watering Guinness chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are light, but full of flavour, and will go down a treat for any events, birthdays, celebrations, or just for that sneaky cupcake when you're feeling like a snack. Perfect for an Irish touch on Saint Patrick's Day, or for any 'manly' occasions coming up.
Recipe Makes a Dozen Delicious Cupcakes
Use this easy recipe for delicious cupcakes that you will never forget.
125g butter 3 tbs soft brown sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1. Preheat oven to 180º. 2. Place Guinness, butter, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and simmer until melted. 3. Add cocoa powder, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Remove from the stove and set aside. 4. Mix flour, sugar, bicarb soda, and salt, in a bowl. 5. In a separate bowl mix sour cream and egg. 6. Add the cocoa mixture to the sour cream and egg and beat briefly. 7. Add flour mixture and beat briefly. 8. Pour equally into a lined cupcake pan. 9. Place cupcakes in oven, and bake for 20 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.
Okay, so now those lovelies are baking away in the oven. While you're waiting, get together your ingredients for your cream cheese icing, and mix, mix, mix.
1. Mix ingredients with a wooden spoon. 2. Once combined, whip with an electric mixer until icing is nice and fluffy.
Once your cupcakes have finished cooking, place them on a wire rack to cool down. When cool, use a large circular piping tip (I reccomend a Wilton 1A tip) to pipe the icing on. Hold the piping bag in a verticle position in the centre of the cupcake. Squeeze until you have the desired amount of frosting, and stop squeezing before you pull the bag away. If you like, cupcakes can be topped with cupcake toppers, chocolate pops, or decorations of your choice.