I got back from Maui the day before St. Patty's day so when I came across this recipe for Guinness Cupcakes with vanilla butter cream, I knew I had to try out.
I am not a Guinness fan at all! In fact, Josh had made me try it the day before and I thought it was totally disgusting. But I had to make some sort of beer infused dessert....
|Here is the batter...the Guinness gave it a really different (but good) chocolaty smell.|
|I was pretty happy when these came out of the oven..they looked pretty perfect and smelled AMAZING!|
Next I had to mix up the ingredients for the frosting. I had never attempted to make a butter cream frosting before, and I was nervous about it since the frosting can make-or-break the cake.
|Here it is getting mixed together..so much powdered sugar!|
I thought these cupcakes were awesome! The cake part wasn't too sweet, and what it lacked in sweetness the frosting made up for. I thought my piping went ok.. didn't look too pretty but it looked better than just using a knife. Usually I cut all of these recipes in half (making about 12 instead of 24) so I don't have too many cupcakes lying around my apartment tempting me.
Overall, these were a hit and I will definitely be making them again.
Recipe, again, thanks to "My Baking Addiction."