Guinness Cupcakes

  • Total Time

    40m
    • Prep Time

      15m
    • Bake Time

      25m
  • Serves

    12
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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This is real treat for Guinness fans and a great gift for fathers day or St Patrick day celebrations.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3), and line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. Pour the Guinness into a saucepan and add the butter, heat gently and stir until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder and sugar stirring until well mixed.

  3. In another bowl mix together the eggs, vanilla extract and buttermilk then add this to the mixture in the saucepan.

  4. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and pour in the contents of the pan then using a freestanding or hand held mixer, mix until the ingredients are all well combined.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases until they are about 2/3 full, then bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Leave the cakes on a cooling wire to cool completely.

  7. To make the frosting mix together the butter and icing sugar until there are no lumps, then add the cream cheese and mix until light and fluffy.

  8. Spoon the frosting onto the cakes and smooth over using the back of a spoon to create a frothy Guinness-like topping.

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