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A very festive recipe that is also tasty to have any time of the year. The recipe was very easy to follow and produced moist cupcakes. When making the frosting: please, please sift the powdered sugar when adding it to the butter! That way you won't get lumps like I did. I also didn't use as much of the sugar as called for. Excellent recipe!
Why oh why can I only give 5 stars?? I knew the Guinness would add something special to the cake. It's such a rich beer, it kept the cakes moist and delicious with the perfect texture. I was a wee bit heavy handed with the Bailey's :) and the frosting was absolutely awesome. I got rave reviews on these and I absolutely can't wait to make them again. These are right up there with my favorite cupcake, red velvet. Thanks so much for posting this!
I made these last night in preparation for the festivities today. They are fantabulous! I even substituted Splenda, Veg Spread (Country Crock Lite) and Egg Beaters to save some calories and you wouldn't know the difference. None of the guys even knew. Hubby says it's a keeper for sure!
These are very good cupcakes - moist and intensely chocolatey. I substituted Splenda granular for the white sugar and they still turned out great. The Guinness gives them a depth of flavor that is sometimes missing when using cocoa instead of chocolate. The icing was good, but subtle. Since I love Irish cream, I skipped the milk and used all Bailey's to increase the flavor a little.
Wonderfully moist cupcakes. The Guinness flavor is not overpowering - just adds a rich note to the chocolate. On the advice of other reviewers, I used 1/2 cup less sugar in the fronting, and it turned out great. Just the right amount of sweet. I only had "jumbo" paper cups, so the cupcakes took almost twice as long to bake than the instructions said, but they turned out fine.
Delish! I made these for my husband for St. Patty's Day & didn't think they would be as addictive as they were. HUGE hit at his office as well. I didn't do the baileys frosting but did a cream cheese one instead.
Very good cupcakes! I added more cocoa..about 3/4 cup. I also used 2 cups of white sugar. Very moist and rich.
Tasty cupcakes! I made 14 big cupcakes. I think the only thing I would change is perhaps adding a bit less liquid to the icing; perhaps only adding Bailey's instead of milk because mine was bit runny. Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely Fabulous!I added more Bailey's to my icing instead of milk and at the advice of other reviewers cut down the sugar,all in all a wonderful treat! Will be making these again for sure :o)
These were the BEST ever. You MUST try them