Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Day
Originally uploaded by CupcakeKitten
St. Patrick's Day

St. Patty's Day is in just a few hours. To celebrate I made cupcakes using Guiness and Frosting with Bailey's Irish Cream! They are delicious :)

I ended up with 24 cupcakes. The frosting recipe only frosted about 2/3 of them. So I made another half a batch of that to finish my cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes: About 30
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes (plus cooling and frosting time)

CUPCAKES
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup Guinness stout
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 24 to 30 muffin cups or line them with paper liners.

In a heavy saucepan heat the butter, Guinness and dark cocoa powder until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool.

In a large bowl, sift together the salt, flour, sugar and baking soda.

Add the Guinness-cocoa mixture and beat for 1 minute on medium speed.

Add the eggs and sour cream and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Frosting:
A Dulcedo original
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the Bailey's and half of the confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth. Add the second half of the sugar and beat until smooth.

Uploaded by CupcakeKitten on 16 Mar 09, 9.22PM CDT.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh yum! Those sound really lovely!!

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