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Dave's Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

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Dave Lieberman shares his beery recipe for chocolate-loaded, vanilla-frosted cupcakes.

Makes: Makes 24

  • 1 12-ounce bottle Guinness stout
  • 2 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 34 cup unsweetened cocoa, plus more for garnish
  • 3 large eggs
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
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  • Frosting:
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 9-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup heavy cream
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Guinness, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the sour cream.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour, and baking soda. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet Guinness mixture.
  • Butter 24 muffin tins and divide the batter among the muffin tins.
  • Bake 25 minutes, until risen and set in the middle, but still soft and tender. Cool before turning out of the tins.
  • For frosting, beat the cream cheese in a bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the heavy cream. Slowly mix in the confectioners' sugar.
  • Top each cupcake with a heap of frosting and dust with cocoa.


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