Friday, June 4, 2010

Double Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

This week at work we celebrated one of my colleagues 50th birthday so I honored this by making him some manly cupcakes - double chocolate stout cupcakes to be precise! They were lovely and moist with a subtle beer flavour. I highly recommend you try them out ( if I do say so myself! )


1 cup Double chocolate stout*
125g butter
2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups caster sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 cup cream
200g bitter dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 170 degrees
Line 2 x 12 muffin trays with cupcake cases
In a saucepan, bring stout and butter to the simmer and whisk until combined.
Add in cocoa powder and whisk.
Once all are combined and smooth remove from heat.
In a bowl, mix the sugar and flour together.
In another bowl, mix egg and sour cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
Poor in chocolate/beer mix and mix until combined.
Add in dry ingredients and mix briefly. Now, using a wooden spoon fold ingredients until all are combined.
Divide equally into cases and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

To make the icing bring cream to the simmer and add in chopped chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
Refrigerate until icing has thickened and spreadable. You may even do this the night before.

Spread icing over cupcakes and decorate with whatever takes your fancy. I choose colourful choc drops.

Makes 24.


* I found a double chocolate stout at Dan Murphys however if you can't find one then you could use any stout such as Guinness.

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