My husband isn’t a big fan of sweets. Usually when I bake a big batch of cupcakes or other dessert, he just loads it up and takes it to the fire station. My husband does occasionally like to enjoy a beer- especially craft beers- so I thought maybe he would be interested in cupcakes if I added a special ingredient to them. These Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner.
These Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
- 1 cup Guinness stout
- 1 cup butter unsalted, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- ¾ cup cocoa powder Dutch-process
- 2 cups flour all-purpose
- 2 cups sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
- ¾ teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 24 cupcake cups with liners.
Bring the Guinness and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the cocoa powder and continuously whisk until the mixture is smooth. After the mixture is smooth, allow to cool slightly.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sour cream on medium speed until combined.
Add the Guinness-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat until just combined.
Add the flour mixture and beat briefly on low.
Divide the batter among the cupcake liners and bake about 17 minutes.
Beat the butter and powdered sugar until well combined.
Add the vanilla, and slowly add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture reaches a fluffy, smooth texture.
Pipe frosting onto each cupcake.
You can substitute Guinness for the milk in the frosting, if desired.