Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Are you wearing green today?
Back in the day, I would start the St. Patty’s festivities around 10am (the bars opened at 6am) and continue well into the night! But now that I am married, a mom, and OLD, I get my kicks from making Guinness cupcakes!
And because I love y’all so much, I wanted to share the recipe with you!
Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
1 cup Guinness
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
--Insert your favorite cream cheese frosting here--
Um yeah. I bought a can of cream cheese frosting. I was short on time but really wanted to make these. I love the cream cheese Bailey’s frosting but I didn’t have any Bailey’s on hand. Maybe next year... I did throw some green food coloring in though!
Directions:--Preheat oven to 350 degrees
--In a medium saucepan, pour in beer and butter. Heat on low and let the butter melt in the beer.
--Once your butter is melted, slowly whisk in the sugar until completely dissolved. Then whisk in your cocoa powder.
--Remove your pan from the heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool for at least 5 minutes (you want it warm but not hot). While your mixture is cooling, sift together the flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside
--Using a mixer (stand or hand) on low, combine the sour cream, vanilla and eggs. Slowly blend the chocolate with the sour cream and eggs. --Increase your mixer to medium speed and add in flour, a cup at a time. Mix well
--Pour mix into your cupcake tins. Bake 15-18 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
--Cool and frost! Maybe a toss a couple mini chocolate chips on top?
--EAT AND ENJOY!!!!!!