These are delicious! The recipe definitely makes at least 24 cupcakes. Mine baked in about 15 minutes, not 25 (seems like a looong time for cupcakes). They were fully cooked at that point but still nice and moist. I liked the glaze with them because the cupcakes really aren't very sweet themselves. I made the glaze with a little less milk, and added a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla, and it was perfect. I also sprinkled a little nutmeg on top of the glaze...why not? My coworkers gobbled them up.
I can't believe I held onto this recipe for 4 years before trying it out. It was a HUGE hit at our party last night. I paired it with this Cream Cheese Meringue Buttercream instead of the glaze: http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=5894. I actually wanted to make the frosting and needed something to put it on. These were a perfect match.
I was just about to make these when I saw that my review from YEARS ago never posted! Anyway, I love these! I've been making them for a while now, but I make my own icing using:
½ Cup Unsalted Butter
6 Cups Confectioners Sugar
¼ Cup Reduced Fat Milk
2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
Dash of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
The cocoa makes the frosting look like the foam from the Guinness!
ZWT6: This recipe called to me because of the lone bottle of Guinness sitting in our fridge from St. Pattys day!!! Delicious cupcakes - the Guinness compliments this recipe perfectly adding to the chocolately flavor of the cupcakes!
Made for ZWT and am so glad I did, because they are fantastic! Perfect for Father's Day...or any day really!!
Very very yummy! I did get 30 cupcakes each filled with 1/4 cup batter. I skipped the glaze because we have a cream cheese frosting that is our fav and I wasn't sure if I could get my guys to eat this with something new on top. ;)
Yummy!!! A very simple looking chocolate cupcake with a wonderfully surprising taste. I love cooking with Guinness Stout!
These are a hit at my house! I didnt use the glaze b/c my hubby hates cream cheese but used a simple powder sugar glaze and they were awesome. I made them in a large muffin tin making 8 with this recipe and people were picking at the crumbs! Thank you!
I have found a new GREAT recipe. These cupcakes are so moist and so rich in chocolate flavor (no you can not taste the Guinness). This recipe made 24 cupcakes instead of 12. Next time I'll look for a frosting recipe too since this one has a glaze top but still very OMG good.
Incredible cupcakes! A very adult cupcake as well, dense and not too sweet. I'm making them again today. Thanks for a great recipe.