Guinness Cupcakes

Welcome to part 2 of my St. Patty’s Day Bake-fest.  I don’t think you can actually get drunk from eating these cupcakes.  Or at least you’d have to eat so many that you’d probably get sick from a sugar overload before an alcohol overload.  But, for those who are not fond of the taste of beer, this is a great way to still participate in the consumption of that iconic Irish brew on St. Patrick’s Day.

I got the original recipe from this website and followed the recipe and instructions pretty closely:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11557-chocolate-guinness-cupcakes

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Ingredients (cupcakes):

12 oz. Guinness Stout

1/2 cup milk (I actually used almond milk instead of whole milk)

1/2 cup oil (I used canola)

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 eggs

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

2.5 cups all purpose flour

1/5 tsp. baking soda

Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese (softened in the microwave)

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 lb (16 oz) powdered sugar

green food coloring (added until it’s the shade of green you want)

green sprinkles

The original recipe says to bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Mine were done in about 21 minutes.

Enjoy!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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