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Friday, September 17, 2010

Guiness Cuppy's:

1 cup stout (I used Guinness.)
2 sticks butter (I used salted.)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 24 liners.

Bring beer and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.

Whisk together flour, sugar, and baking soda and set aside. Beat together eggs and sour cream in another large bowl. Add chocolate mixture and beat to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined.

Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake about 15 - 17 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

Baileys Buttercream:

4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter (room temperature)
4 - 6 tablespoons Baileys

Cream butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and Baileys until desired consistency is reached. Beat well. Ice cupcakes