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Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

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Celebrate St Patricks Day without the hangover with these delightful Guinness cupcakes, created by the executive chef at the Guinness Storehouse, Justin O' Connor. Chocolate and a pint of the black stuff work surprisingly well together, so give this recipe a whirl on the 17 March.

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 10oz flour
  • 2oz cocoa powder
  • 6oz castor sugar
  • ¾ teasp baking powder
  • 3oz butter
  • ½ teasp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 floz Guinness
  • 6oz butter
  • 12oz icing sugar

Method

Step 1: Preheat oven at 170 C. Cream butter and sugar.

Step 2: Combine all the dry ingredients; add egg, then Guinness and vanilla slowly until the mix comes together.

Step 3: Place into 12 cupcake papers and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

Step 4: For the butter icing beat the butter and icing sugar till soft and creamy.

Step 5: When cupcakes are cold pipe the butter icing on and serve.

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