At least today is a boozy holiday.
St Patrick's Day. A time to celebrate any and all connection to Ireland, remote as it may be. I am not even going to pretend these cupcakes are even on the same continent as Ireland. But that's how we roll here in 'Merica. Next year I'll make something authentic, I promise.
I wish I knew where this recipe came from, or that I could take credit for it.
Guinness Cupcakes with Unforgettable Chocolate Glaze1/2 lb butter8oz Guinness2/3 C (scant) cocoa powder1 T salt2 C all-purpose flour2 C sugar1 1/4 tsp baking soda2 eggs1/2 C sour cream
Heat oven to 350F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan. In a heavy saucepan heat butter, beer, and cocoa powder until butter melts. Allow to cool. Sift dry ingredients together and add beer-cocoa mixture. Beat thoroughly for about one minute. Add eggs and sour cream and beat for two minutes. Divide evenly in muffin pan cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Unforgettable Chocolate Frosting12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips1 stick butter3/4 C heavy cream2 oz Guinness3 C powdered sugar, sifted
Place chocolate and butter in the bowl of a food processor. In a medium saucepan combine heavy cream, beer, and powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Heat to a slow boil. Turn on food processor and slowly add hot liquid to chocolate/butter mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour into a metal mixing bowl and refrigerate until completely cool and set. Spread generously onto cupcakes.
I had issues with the frosting setting up when I made these since I did not let it cool enough. This step is imperative. I ended up dipping the cupcakes into the still-warm frosting for more of a glaze. It worked too. They taste so good, it's hard to wait, not gonna lie.
I'll be drowning my sorrows later with cake and beer. How are you celebrating?
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