Stout Cupcakes

Kids often get special cupcakes on their birthdays, so why can’t adults. These cupcakes are always a big hit and a perfect treat for the birthday girl or boy who has been celebrating birthdays for a couple of decades. These are also the perfect sweet treat for St. Patrick’s Day, but please don’t wait until next St. Patrick’s day before you give them a try.

Car Bomb cupcakes

There are a couple of steps involved, but each step is quick and easy.

Stout Cupcakes3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa plus more for dusting at the end
2 cups sugar
2 cups AP Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
Pinch of fine salt
1 bottle of Guinness (room temperature)
1 stick melted butter (cooled slightly)
1 tbs Pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cups sour creamPreheat oven to 350. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners
Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl. In another mixing bowl combine stout, melted butter, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream until combined and smooth. Gradually add in the dry.Evenly divide among lined cups, filling each about three-quarters full. Bake for 15-20 or until cake tester comes out clean.
Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup shortening
4 C. powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueurIn mixing bowl cream butter and shortening until smooth. Slowly add powder sugar, scraping down the sides as needed. Beat for 3-4 until frosting is light and fluffy. Add Bailey’s, mix for another 3-4 minutes making a light and creamy frosting.
Whiskey Ganache8 oz. dark chocolate (chips or finely chopped)
2/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. WhiskeyPlace chocolate in small bowl. In small saucepan heat milk over medium high heat, bring to a simmer. Pour milk over chocolate, let sit for 1-2 minutes then stir until smooth. Add butter and whiskey, stir until smooth and combined. Let ganache cool and thicken.

Car Bomb Cupcakes
Cupcake assembly: Once cooled remove center of cupcake using the bottom of a large pastry tip. Fill with ganache. Once all cupcakes are filled top with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting.

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