Guinness Stout Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: 24+ cupcakes
For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 bottle (about 12 ounces) Guinness® stout
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
For the Frosting:
  • 8 oz (1 package) cream cheese (softened)
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound (about 4 cups) confectioners sugar
For the Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 24 cupcake/muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine Guinness®, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the sour cream.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, and baking soda. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet Guinness® mixture (batter will be thin).
  4. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full.
  5. Bake 25 minutes until risen and set in the middle but still soft and tender.
  6. Cool for 5 mins and remove from tins and allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the Frosting:
  1. Beat the cream cheese in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the cream. Slowly add in the confectioner's sugar.
  2. Top each cupcake with a heap of frosting and dust with cocoa powder
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