Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

Easily made into a Bundt cake as well.

  • 1 bottle Guinness
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • Green nonpareils for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

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

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs and sour cream. With the mixer running on low slowly add Guinness-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat until just combined. Add flour mixture and beat on medium-low speed until combined.

Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 to 3/4 of the way. Bake cake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, rotating them once front to back if your oven bakes unevenly, about 17 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely before frosting.

As a Bundt cake, oil the pan well and bake for 40 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the center to make sure the cake is done, cool before taking out of the pan.

In a mixing bowl, add in the cream cheese and butter. Mix until light and fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes.

Add in the powdered sugar and Baileys and mix until incorporated. Turn the mixer on high and beat for another 2 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.

Add the frosting into a piping bag with a straight tip and pipe swirls on the cooled cupcakes.

Add the nonpareils to the frosting.

Photo: Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

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