Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Creme de Cacao Whipped Topping
I have seen many Guinness cupcake recipes lately, especially since St Patrick’s day just passed not to long ago. I decided then to put this recipe on my to do baking list and today I actually ventured to try it, my version that is, which was really good :-)
My recipe has a cup of Guinness…… I guess that is enough right?
The cupcakes themselves weren’t that sweet. You could actually add an extra 1/4 cup sugar if you wish but I thought they were just perfect as is.
Once again, you can play around with the frosting. In this case I was suppose to use Baileys but I didn’t have any on hand so I replaced it with creme the cacao, just as good!! You can also use any other frosting you may like.
I hope you try this recipe, it will not disappoint.
Guiness Chocolate Cupcakes with Creme de Cacao Whipped Topping
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 20 cupcakes
1 cup Guinness
3/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup low fat plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
4-6 tablespoons creme de cacao, Baileys will also work well
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
In a bowl, with a wire whisk, mix first 5 ingredients. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and combine. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way and bake for 22-28 minutes. I baked mine for 24 minutes.
For the topping, bring heavy cream and sugar to a bowl and whipped until soft peaks form. Add creme de cacao and combine for extra 5 seconds.
Decorate as desired. I used a decorative tip with a 16 inch pipping bag.