This is a bit of a twist on regular chocolate cupcakes. The added stout helps make the cakes smooth and rich, without being overpoweringly sweet. You can use any stout you like, different brands will give a different flavour.
Topped with a chocolate moustache, these cupcakes are perfect if you're hosting a Movember party.
Ingredients 1 Cup of Stout
225g Unsalted Butter
6T Brown Sugar
1 Cup Cocoa
2 Cups Plain Flour
1 1/2 Cups Caster Sugar
2 Tsp Baking Soda
2/3 Cup Sour Cream
Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat the oven to 175º.
Cube butter, and then place butter, stout, and brown sugar in a saucepan.
Simmer until butter is completely melted. Then add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Let the cocoa mixture cool slightly while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Sift flour and soda water, then mix with with caster sugar and salt in a bowl.
In another bowl mix eggs and sour cream.
Add cocoa mixture, and beat briefly. Add flour mixture, and beat briefly.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full, and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Check cupcakes are ready by sticking a skewer into the centre, if it comes out clean they are ready to come out. If cupcakes aren't ready, continue to check them in 3 minute intervals.