Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guinness Chocolate Smores Cupcakes

So shower fare #3 starting an alcohol theme is a Guinness Chocolate Cupcake turned into a Smores Guinness Chocolate Cupcake. I started with a simple Guinness Chocolate Cupcake from the site Anna recommended, however the cake came out pretty dry and crumbly so I would recommend looking for another alternative or maybe cooking them a little less than recommended. Graham Cracker Crust: ½ cup ground graham cracker 2 T sugar 2-3 T melted butter Cupcake #16 – Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes: ½ c Guinness 1 stick butter 3 T brown sugar ½ c cocoa 1 c flour ¾ c sugar 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 egg 1/3 c sour cream Simmer Guinness, butter, and brown sugar in saucepan until melted. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Remove from burner and cool slightly. Mix flour, sugar, soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix egg and sour cream. Add flour mixture and beat briefly. Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 35- for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Topping: 24 large marshmallows – split in half Put 4 halves of marshmallows on top of each cupcake and using a kitchen torch (LOVE. MY. TORCH. can't you tell how excited I am?) brown the marshmallows to taste. We like ours on fire and good and black when they are done. Can be done in advance, but for a true smores feeling torch just before serving. An alternative to the Guinness Chocolate Cupcake is take a Devil’s Food box mix and add Guinness instead of water for a less complicated version, or leave the Guinness out all together and just use chocolate cake.

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