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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Butter cream

Chocolate Guiness Cupcakes with Whiskey Buttercream

Being invited to a potluck is an excuse to bake which I would never squander. So for last nights festival of deliciousness complete with bacon infused vodka, I contributed dessert!

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Buttercream

makes 24 cupcakes
2 cups flour
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) room temperature
2 large eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 12oz bottle of Guinness
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat the oven to 350.

In a bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and whisk together.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add in the sugars and whip until well combined. Add one egg and beat until fully mixed and the batter gets fluffy again. Add the second egg and the vanilla, repeat. Add the sour cream and beat well.

Add about 1/3 of the flour and beat well. Then add 1/3 of the Guinness and beat well. Repeat in thirds until the batters is free of streaks and well mixed.

Fill the cupcake liners with about 1/4 of the batter. bake for 17-20 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean Rotate half way through if your oven bakes unevenly or if it's like mine is on an actual incline.

for the frosting
2 sticks butter room temperature
5-7 cups of powdered sugar
6-8 tablespoons of whiskey or bourbon

Whip the butter until fluffy. Sift in the powdered sugar cup by cup, whipping thoroughly in between each addition. Add the whiskey near the end for flavor. Frost the cooled cupcakes!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

OMG! That sounds so good. I saw that recipe somewhere and I really want to try it still.