Cute Beer Mug Cupcakes

March 9, 2012

These cute beer mug cupcakes from i am baker featured on Kitchen Daily let you have your beer and eat it too.  Chocolate Guinness cupcakes are filled with Irish whiskey caramel and then decorated with fondant.  Fondant is a pliable sugar dough that covers cakes to provide a smooth surface to decorate.  It can be purchased online, kitchen ware store, or any business that sells cake decorating materials.  The website provides a step by step tutorial on how to recreate these cupcakes at home.  These beer mug cupcakes are a St. Patrick's Day treat you have to make.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Guinness Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process) plus additional for dusting
1 1 /4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extreact
1 1/3 cups room-temperature Guinness or other stout beer
Lightly sweetened whipped cream

For Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup Irish whisky such as Jameson or Bushmills
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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