Friday, 11 April 2014

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes (take two)

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes, take two.  For some reason, I tried a different recipe this year. Well, I thought I was using the same one, but realized once I got started that no, this was not the same one.... so here we are, with round two.  Take One from last year turned out better - they were richer tasting and moist. That being said, every last one of these disappeared....

Add some stout to your favourite chocolate icing recipe, for some added festivity.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
from Chatelaine

11/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
11/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dark stout beer

Sift flour with cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt into a medium bowl. Stir to mix. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar for 3 min. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after additions. Beat in vanilla. Stir about one-third of flour mixture into butter mixture. Add half the beer. Repeat additions, ending with flour. Stir just until evenly mixed. Pour batter into a lined cupcake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until a cake tester inserted in the centre cupcake comes out clean, approximately 20-23 minutes.

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