Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

 

INGREDIENTS:

makes ~24 regular sized cupcake

  • 1 12 oz. bottle of Guinness
  • 1/2  cup chocolate pudding (or milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbspn vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/2 tspn baking soda

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Combine cocoa powder, sugar, flour, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine Guinness, pudding (milk), oil, and vanilla.
  4. Beat eggs into wet ingredients one at a time.  Mix in sour cream.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet.
  6. Pour batter into lined cupcake pans (or make sure to butter your pans if they are not lined), about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes if making regular sized cupcakes and 15-18 minutes if making mini sized ones.  Allow to cool before removing from tins.

Mascarpone cheese frosting

  • 1/2 lb. mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

METHOD:

  1. Place all ingredients in an electric mixer bowl.
  2. Beat on medium high until soft peaks form. Do not overmix!  Use immediately.
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