Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcakes

Good morning! Since St. Patricks Day is just around the corner the Internet is ripe with recipes for drinks, desserts and mains. So this weekend I thought I would try one of the recipes I discovered Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting.

Guinness Cupcakes

1 cup of Guinness Stout
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring 1 cup stout and 1 cup butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. 

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 of the way. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely.


 Bailey's Buttercream:

1 cup butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
Food Coloring Optional

Place room temperature, softened butter into the bowl of mixer. Cream for three minutes. Add powdered sugar slowly and not all at once or it will fly all over the room. Add Bailey's Irish cream and then mix on medium high for another 3 minutes. Add food coloring if desired.

These cupcakes are delicious if I do say so myself, they are moist, chocolaty and the Bailey's Irish Cream frosting puts them over the top. I love Bailey's which explains why I love this frosting, I think I ate most of the bowl before I even frosted the cupcakes, which also explains why my clothes felt a bit snug this morning.

In addition to encouraging you to try these scrumptious cupcakes, I encourage you to visit the blogs I tagged in yesterdays post. All of blogs and the women are fabulous; each is interesting, informative, entertaining, intelligent and leads a life of adventure, whether it be in the arts, traveling the world, collecting antiques, or just living life.
Jeanne at  Collage of Life
Diane at Yonks
Irina at Witty and Wise
Suzanne at Privet and Holly
Sunday at Ciao Domenica
Sarah at Sarah Jane Down the Lane

Have a fabulous day!

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  2. I'm smiling, you do need a support group but if you love something you love it. Those cupcakes sound yummy and will save it for St. patirck's Day. I missed your post yesterday so thank goodness I'm here today, thank you for tagging fun!

    Enjoy your day!

  3. Hi Hunny!
    So I have to wait until September for Downton, that's a whole summer away. It's even worse for you, 2013! I bet the Shirley/Maggie clash of the Titans will be great viewing.

    The 2nd March is my blogs 1st anniversary, I am going to keep my tag questions until then.
    Again, thank you my dear friend.
    Much Love

  4. OHHHH NOW I SEE IT!!! Oh dearest, we have to wait until 2013????? We are so loving the first two seasons! And I don't know why I had such a strange time seeing your text this morning...but SHIRLEY MACLAINE is going to be in season 3????

    TONIGHT WE ARE going to start up where we left off last night with Bate's wife being murdered!!!!!!


  5. Hi Elizabeth! I loved your post yesterday. I think you and I are twins separated at birth! Such similarities! I used to travel to New Hampshire at least twice a year buying antiques. I had a store for many years and New Hampshire was good to me!
    I am going to post some new paintings on my website in a couple of minutes but I am dying to say that I, also, love Downton Abbey having discovered it just this season. I bought last season just the other day and I am going to watch it over the next few days while my husband is doing something else...I, too, can't wait for Shirley...She's a spitfire, a pip, for certain!
    Big hus, Chris

  6. Oh my goodness. These sound divine! Never had anything like this before! Please make some and send them on over to my house! :)

  7. These sound fabulous, and perfect for St Pats Day! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  8. I made fudge and a cake with Bailey's a year or two ago! Yum! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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