It’s that time of year again when everybody’s Irish, the rivers run green and it’s time to gather your friends for a toast or two.
Instead of the traditional Green Beer or Green ‘tini try whipping up some of these cupcakes for your friends and family.
1 cup Guinness
1 stick + 1 Tb unsalted butter
¾ cup cocoa
2 cups dark brown sugar
¾ cup sour cream
1 Tb vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 ½ tsp baking soda
Baily’s Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz. bar of cream cheese, softened
1 4oz. stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 C confectioner’s sugar
4 – 6 Tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tray.
Combine the Guinness and the butter (chopped into 1 inch chunks) in a double boiler and heat to melt the butter. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
In a bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla, then add to stout mixture.
Sift together flour and baking soda and fold into batter.
Pour into cupcake cases and bake for 25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 mins and then remove from tray and cool on a wire rack.
In a mixer, whisk together ingredients for icing and spread over cooled cupcakes.
“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live”. – Traditional Irish Toast