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Monday, March 17, 2008

#12 Chocolate Stout

Happy St-Patrick's Day! In honour of this wonderful holiday, some beer.

This is one of those complicated stove using recipes. I generally shy away from them cos I am not a stovetop kind of girl. It was reasonably easy, though.


¼ cup

unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup

Guinness draught stout

1 cup


¾ tsp

baking soda

¼ tsp

baking powder

1/8 tsp


1/3 cup

butter, softened

1 cup

granulated sugar

2 large


½ tsp

vanilla extract

1/3 cup

low fat buttermilk

On the stovetop (see!) combine Guinness & cocoa powder. Heat through until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add buttermilk to the cooled cocoa.

In a mixer, mix together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.

Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder (OMG I totally forgot to add this!!), and salt (This too!!).

Alternate adding buttermilk mix and flour mix to the eggs/butter/sugar mix. End with flour.

Bake @ 350F for 20 minutes.

RecipeSource: Here

I glazed the top of the cupcakes with a beer/cocoa mixture. Beer (your choice of amount) + cocoa (til thickish) = glaze. Brush on top of cakes.


Chocolate (99% Scharffen Berger)
1/2 package of Cream Cheese, softened
Few tablespoons of butter
Icing sugar until icing consistency

Melt together Chocolate & Butter.
Whip Cream cheese until fluffy, add in chocobutter mix.
Add Icing sugar until frosting consistency.

This isn't my favourite icing, and I'll go back to ganache from now on. It's nice to try new things though.

Pictures are still on the camera, will update soon!

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