Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Goodness it's Guinness!!

I made beer cupcakes on Saturday for my Brother's birthday. They turned out way better than I thought. I was expecting these to be more of a novelty baked good than a yummy-I-want-to-eat-them-all cupcake.

I got this recipe from Big City, Little Kitchen. I accidentally left out a tablespoon of butter, kind of an oversight. I don't know if it would have made a huge difference with or without that tablespoon, but the cupcakes where very thick and rich. Very yummy.

I did, however modify the frosting a little. Instead of milk, I used Guinness! It was really good. Since the cupcakes tasted more like a rich chocolate cupcake and less like beer, I wanted to add a little of the beer flavor to it. It worked. These are great, not too sweet or heavy but perfect as little cupcakes. I had to top them with chocolate jimmies to make them pretty. Everyone loved them especially my brother.

Now that I think about it, I used Guinness Extra Stout instead of the regular draught. I also don't know if this makes a difference either. Next time I make them I'll use draught and let you know.

I'll be making these again soon for Karla-quake.

1 comment:

Clara said...

Have you ever used carob in place of chocolate?
Awhile ago I used to avoid carob but after finding this really good brand, I haven't gone back to chocolate.

The brand I use is from Holy Food Imports,
which comes from Israel, so it does have an excellent and unique taste.