I made this post in another group for St Patty's Day & these cupcakes would be great for Father's Day too. So I thought I would share them in here. (I copied it, I didn't really make them yesterday lol)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, plus more for dusting finished cupcakes (i put green sprinkles on mine)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purposeflour (maybe try cake flour next time)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch fine salt
- 1 bottle stout beer (recommended: Guinness) (use room temp beer)
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another medium mixing bowl, combine the stout, melted butter, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, 1 at time. Mix in sour cream until thoroughly combined and smooth. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Lightly grease 24 muffin tins. Divide the batter equally between muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for about 12 minutes and then rotate the pans. Bake another 12 to 13 minutes until risen, nicely domed, and set in the middle but still soft and tender. Cool before turning out.
NickiNavarro gave me her icing recipe for these cupcakes. OMG it's the best icing I've ever had!!!
Thick Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces Philly cream cheese
1/4 stick butter, room temperature
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Beat butter vigorously with an electric mixer.
2. Scrape the bowl and add the cream cheese and beat until combined.
3. Add the sifted powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
This will only frost about 12 cupcakes
These were so good! They did turn out a little thick. I used all-purpose flour & Nicki said next time to try cake flour. And don't use cold beer. Use room temp beer. The recipe tells you to melt the butter, but the cold beer will make the butter hard again lol. They don't have an overwhelming beer flavor. They have a richness to them but are not overly sweet. If you love beer bread, try these cupcakes. They weren't hard to make at all. I hardly ever bake & had no issues with these. I think they'll be a St. Patty's tradition in my house.