Good St. Patrick's Day dessert. Very light and moist. The frosting is the showstopper, though!

Cara
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Ingredients

66
Original recipe yields 66 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 mini-muffin tins or line cups with paper liners; this recipe makes about 66 mini cupcakes.

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  • Melt 1 1/4 cups butter in a saucepan over low heat, add cocoa powder, and whisk until smooth. Stir in beer and vanilla extract. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and sift into in a large bowl. Mix in sugar. Add beer mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Add eggs, stirring until well incorporated. Spoon batter into the prepared mini-muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 10 to 11 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.

  • Beat 1 1/2 cups butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer. Add Irish cream liqueur, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until light, fluffy, and white in color, about 10 minutes. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting.

Cook's Note:

Add up to a 1/3 cup more Guinness(R) for a fuller flavor. For the frosting you can also add up to a 1/2 cup total of Baileys(R) without destroying the structure, just be sure to incorporate the liqueur 1 tablespoon at a time.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; 8 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 92 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2019
I followed the recipe exactly but baked them in full sized cupcake tins in paper liners and they were very good. It made almost 2 dozen. The cake portion didn t hold together as well as I had expected but they were still yummy. Way more frosting than needed to frost them tho. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2019
I followed the recipe exactly but baked them in full sized cupcake tins in paper liners and they were very good. It made almost 2 dozen. The cake portion didn t hold together as well as I had expected but they were still yummy. Way more frosting than needed to frost them tho. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
was very good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2020
If you're a lover of chocolate, stout beer and Irish cream, then these are the cupcakes for you! Made them for a co-worker's birthday and they were a huge hit...not a crumb left behind. I took previous advice and made them full size, not mini. They made approximately 18. I also added a bit less butter in the batter as was suggested and it had no negative impact. The icing was too sweet for my liking, but it didn't seem to faze anyone else! I'm making another batch today and am going to try peanut butter stout this time for a chocolate, peanut butter flavor. Stay tune! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
These came out amazing! I will be making these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
What delicious mini cupcakes! Really fantastic! The cupcakes are some of the lightest and fluffiest I have ever had! Truly great with a strong chocolate-stout flavor and a perfectly soft texture. I think next time I make them I would use 1 cup sugar because they were just a touch sweet for my tastes. I also only used 3/4 cup softened butter in the cupcakes---1 1/4 cup just seemed like a lot to me (especially with only 1 1/4 cups flour in the recipe too). They turned out great and I would definitely use 3/4 cup butter again in the future. The frosting was also pretty tasty! A bit sweet but I added some salt to it and that helped. I also didn't have quite enough to generously frost the 64 mini cupcakes I got out of this recipe so I made another 1/4 batch and that covered them. My only minor ding to the recipe is that I wish that they were called "Chocolate Guinness Mini-Cupcakes" as I originally thought the recipe was for standard cupcakes. This really doesn't make much difference to how fantastic they are but it would be a more helpful in my opinion. I found they also needed 11-13 minutes to bake depending on how full you filled the mini muffin cups. Either way great recipe! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2019
I followed the recipe exactly but baked them in full sized cupcake tins in paper liners and they were very good. It made almost 2 dozen. The cake portion didn t hold together as well as I had expected but they were still yummy. Way more frosting than needed to frost them tho. Read More
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