Thursday, March 17, 2016

Guinness Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I actually made these amazing cupcakes last year for St. Paddy's day, but never got around to finishing this post until the holiday had long since past, so I was waiting until this year to share with everyone.  I am sure most of you have seen recipes like this circulating in the previous days and weeks on social media, and I am sure there are lots of different ways to make Irish liquor infused treats.  This recipe of course uses mostly organic ingredients, a lot of whole wheat flour, high protein Greek yogurt, and antioxidant rich dark cocoa powder.  Of course there is a ton of sugar in the frosting, which is honestly so good you could eat it with a spoon, but this is a dessert after all.  For a holiday.  And they go great with a strong beer, or an Irish coffee!  May the luck of the day be with you all!!

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
some ingredients

1 C. + 1 T. organic butter
1 C. Guinness beer
2/3 C. dark cocoa powder
1 3/4 C. organic white sugar
2/3 C. full fat Greek yogurt
2 organic eggs
1 T. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. organic whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C. organic white flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Melt the butter and the Guinness together in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder and the sugar and then remove from the stove. Beat together the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl until combined, and then add to the beer mixture. Whisk in the flours and baking soda until combined. Pour the batter into a greased and lined muffin tin and bake at 350°F for 20 – 25 minutes.

1/2 C. organic butter at room temperature
8 oz. organic cream cheese, at room temperature
3 -4  C. organic powdered sugar
1/4 C. Baileys Irish Cream

Cream the butter and cream cheese together until well mixed. Add in the sugar alternately with the Baileys and mix together for about 5 minutes, until the icing is light and fluffy. Top with green sprinkles, if desired. 

butter, beer, cocoa and sugar

ready to mix in the flour

ready to pour batter into the pans

ready to bake

hot from the oven

cooling off


ready to enjoy!

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