Chocolate Frosted Drunken Cupcakes 5

I saw a Chocolate Stout Cake on 1Family Friendly Food, who had adapted their recipe from Closet Cooking, so I decided to have a little version of our own. We don’t have stout around but still have plenty of that Blackened Voodoo Lager from when we made Crawfish Gumbo and I just had to make them into cupcakes. (I tried really hard not to, but I did end up making two sizes again, regular and minis.)

Two Different Sizes

I wasn’t thrilled with the frosting in this recipe. The flavor is very good but it doesn’t pipe well, and there wasn’t enough for the amount of cake anyway, so I made another frosting for the rest.

Drunken Cupcakes Two Ways
~adapted from Chocolate Stout Cake

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup lager (such as Blackened Voodoo)
  • 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

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put paper liners in muffin tins.
2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, remove from heat and let cool a bit.
3. Mix in the stout and cocoa powder.
4. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a seperate bowl.
4. Mix the eggs and sour cream in another large bowl.
5. Mix the stout mixture into the egg mixture.
6. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
8. Bake for 15 minutes for regular size or 9 minutes for minis, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
(if only using this frosting, double this recipe)

  • 5 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream

Using the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese adding sugar gradually. Beat in Bailey’s. Frost cupcakes.

Bailey's Frosted for Bill

For the rest of the cupcakes, I used the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Cupcake Project, which tastes great and pipes amazingly.

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