Chocolate, beer and cupcakes? I’m sure many of you are thinking it couldn’t get any better. I wasn’t sure at first since you all know I don’t really like chocolate cake and am not a beer drinker. Well, I am glad I tried them out because they were quite delicious.
You can definitely taste the beer in the batter which surprised me since the Blue Moon Cupcakes I made last month didn’t leave a boozy flavor behind after baking. Probably because Guinness is such a deep, strong flavored stout.
I couldn’t find dark chocolate cocoa so I just used regular but I can imagine they would be even more amazing with the dark chocolate. Cause if I’m eating chocolate I always pick dark. The vanilla bean whipped frosting was light, fluffy and really complimented the unique flavor of the cake.
This is the perfect cupcake for St. Patrick’s Day since they are made with Irish beer and all. I kept the decor simple since I made them for a friend’s housewarming party but they would be so fun dressed up with some St. Patty’s cupcake picks or course green sugar.
Want another reason to eat these? They are good for you. Yep, you heard me right. Studies claim Guinness is good for your heart because of the antioxidants in it (like in some fruits and veggies).
Drink a beer or eat a cupcake instead of your fruits and veggies. Maybe you shouldn’t take advice from me….it’s questionable.
And this is what happens when you have a not so steady setup….a mass cupcake suicide. I lost 5, so sad.
Grab the recipe for these rich, delicious cupcakes here.
March 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Oh my….these cupcakes sound wonderful! Stumbling and pinning for sure!!!! I’m also curious if you’d be interested in sharing your cake over at Everyday Mom Cakes! I’d love to share this creation and any others you might have.
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March 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm
A perfect cupcake for today’s celebration, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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April 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm
Hi there – how many cupcakes did this yield?
April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm
I believe it yielded 24 cupcakes, maybe even more.