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.
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