Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Planning a Super Bowl Party? You'll want to get in a lot of beer and chocolate! How about in one Super Bowl taste treat? Celebrations, a party planning website, recommends Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes: Beer & Chocolate! The other day I posted Super Bowl Chocolate Guinness Pretzel Truffles. Beer and Chocolate goes so well together, so here's a recipe for Super Bowl Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes, adapted from Amy Berman, Chef &a Co-Owner of Vanilla Bake Shop. I love the Guinness Buttercream Frosting!

Super Bowl Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes!

1 Cup Guinness Extra Stout
1-1/2 Sticks Sweet Butter
3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate, Chopped (85%+ cacao)
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cups Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Baking Soda
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bring stout and butter to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.
Add chocolate chunks to hot stout/butter mixture. Whisk until chocolate melts. Turn heat off and let cool.
Add sugar to chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt.
In stand-alone mixer with whisk attachment, combine eggs and sour cream on medium speed.
Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and combine on medium-low speed until incorporated.
Slowly add flour mixture in thirds to chocolate mixture with whisk attachment. Scrape sides with whisk to make sure all dry ingredients combined.
Place cupcake papers in pan and divide batter into cups evenly. Fill about 2/3 of cup.
Bake 18-24 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch, and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cupcake.
Let cool on wire rack before frosting.

Guinness Buttercream Frosting 
1 Cup Sweet Butter (room temperature)
2 1/2 Cups Sifted Powder Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Whole Scraped Vanilla Bean
1/2 Tablespoon MadegascarVanilla Extract
1 Cup Guinness Extra Stout

In sauce pan, simmer Guinness on low heat for 10-15 min, until stout becomes reduced and thicker in consistency--similar to syrup. *Tip: keep your eye on the store, so stout does not over cook. Let cool.
In stand alone mixer, cream butter 1 minute
Slowly add powdered sugar in thirds, alternating with some milk each time till mixture is creamy.
Add scraped vanilla bean and vanilla extract.
Slowly add reduced Guinness a little at a time. Taste test to desired flavor. You may not use all the Guinness reduction.
Place buttercream in piping bag with French star tip (or plain plastic bag with corner cut off), frost cupcakes --or just ice.

Want some other Chocolate Super Bowl treats?  Check out:

Sarah Sprague's Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Pretzel Cookies
LaFuji Mama has Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies
Slate's Super Bowl Chile with Beer, Black Beans and Chocolate 


Lisa@Prestige Flowers said...

These sound incredible! I'm definitely going to give them a go, fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I'm going to break my vegan diet just for the Super Bowl because I don't think I can pass on these cupcakes!

Lizzy Do said...

Man, these sound phenomenal! I made a Guiness chocolate cake a while back and now your recipe is calling my name :)