Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Chocoate Stout Cupcakes


Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes (h/t the Repressed Pastry Chef)

Ingredients

4 ounces unsalted butter
10 ounces dark brown sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
6 ounces plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
7 fluid ounces Guinness stout
2 ounces cocoa powder

Method
Prepare 18 muffin tins with paper liners
Preheat oven to 350 F
Cream butter and sugar together
Beat in the eggs
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a separate bowl and set aside
Stir Guinness into cocoa and set aside
Alternately mix in 1/3 of the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl... starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
Pour batter into prepared cups about 2/3 full
Bake for 18-20 minutes

FROSTING

* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then fold in whipped cream.

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