My first Guinness recipe was a bit of a disaster, but sin scéal eile (Gaelic for "that's another story").
So, maybe I do have some Irish luck, after all. Second time is a charm? These cupcakes bake up like a bit of Irish magic. Light, airy, and moist - magically delicious!
Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup Guinness or stout beer
1/2 cup cocoa
Melt butter in a small saucepan, adding cocoa and Guinness, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugars in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine egg and buttermilk in a medium sized bowl. Add cooled chocolate mixture. Mix well.
Make a well in centre, and add flour mixture, stirring until well combined.
Batter will be runny, that's ok - don't worry!
Pour into 12 cupcake liners and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre of the middle cupcake comes out clean.
1/4 unsalted butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup Guinness
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream butter with icing sugar, add in cocoa.
Add beer and vanilla, mix until the right consistency, adding in more icing sugar for a thicker icing, and more beer if too thick.