I love coming up with new ways to
make your everyday cake mix different.
I'm not sure where I came up with this idea (maybe Pinterest), but I thought I'd give it a shot.
It's super simple!
All you need is what you see above!!
Cake Mix - I like the Pillsbury cake mixes for cupcakes. They are thicker so you don't get the batter all over the pan. I use a very small ice cream scoop for the batter.
Oil - the amount called for on the box.
Eggs - Once again, the amount called for on the box.
Guinness Beer - Now here's where I changed it up. Use the beer to replace the water in the mix. For the Pillsbury brand, add maybe an extra 1/4 cup. The chocolate is super thick!
Then follow the directions on the box. I usually make the mini cupcakes and bake them for about 11 minutes. Oven temperatures vary, but that is what works in mine.
Here's my finished cupcakes.
I frosted them with my normal salted butter cream recipe minus the salt.
Salted Butter Cream
1 cup room temperature Butter
Vanilla (I just pour in a bit)
4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
Half and Half (because that's what I use in my coffee)
Sea Salt (to taste)
Beat the butter and vanilla till soft and smooth, add in the powdered sugar. I usually add a cup or two at a time. I also wrap a towel around my mixture so I don't have powdered sugar dust all over my kitchen.
Beat that bad boy till it's well mixed. Add the half and half a bit at a time until it reaches the correct consistency. I then beat it for a few more minutes that fluffs it up a bit and makes it really smooth!
I used a 1A round frosting tip and white dragees.
I made these along with Lavender cupcakes for my daughter to take to school (cosmetology school, not high school) for her Birthday. They devoured these and left quite a few lavender ones. She graduated this past week so I made more...they disappeared too!!
Even if you don't like beer (ME!!) these are so good!!
They'd be great for St. Patrick's Day!!
Let me know what you think!!
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