Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Domestic

I know that normally when booze is equated with St Patrick’s Day much chaos ensues. I’m not saying my weekend was free from self-induced late night chaos, but these cupcakes were not responsible! The minimal amount of beer in the cupcakes cooks off in the oven, I swear. The booze in the frosting though? That’s all there! If you’re sharing with littles, make a second batch of Bailey’s-free frosting!

The smell of Guinness and cocoa together reminds me of the year a whole gang of us got together in Toronto to celebrate and I ended up making a different version of this recipe. It was just ok, nothing to blog about. This version though? Amazing. I held out a night and a day before I caved and had one of these cupcakes. So glad I did too! It was crazy, crazy, crazy good!

Good for you though, not so much. In the words of my friend Jillian when she first saw this recipe ‘I gained six pounds just looking at that.’ Considering the alarming amount of sugar in this recipe that’s entirely possible so make sure you share it!! Cupcakes are handy for sharing and if you keep them in the tray like this with a lid, it’s obvious if you nicked one and the social outcasting alone may cause you to hold back. It worked for me! Haha. I brought them to my homie Vanessa’s place and I’m pretty sure her boyfriend ate them all. <3 Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes via Closet Cooking

Cupcakes
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Guinness
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
Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream

*This can be made ahead of time. Just beat the cream cheese till it’s smooth and slowly add the confectioner’s sugar until it’s a little lumpy and almost looks like frosting, then slowly add the Bailey’s. It’s pretty much the same as normal cream cheese frosting but with Bailey’s instead of milk!*

It’s a fairly simple and quick recipe! First melt the butter in a pan and set it aside to cool.

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
Now mix the Guinness with the chocolate in a medium bowl.
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

In two more bowls mix first the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt and then the eggs and sour cream separately.

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Now add the Guinness mixture to the egg mixture and stir that into the dry ingredients.

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
Bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes, let them cool and frost them! I made 24 cupcakes with this recipe.
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes and Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pamela  •  Mar 22, 2013 @10:19 am

    OK, I’ve gone gluten free so I’m going to have to figure out how to modify…yum.

    I keep finding gluten free flour paired with xanthan gum? I will try it out soon.

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