From the kitchen of Captain Scott Green.  The highly coveted Chocolate
Guinness cupcake. They  have a wonderful Ghirardelli chocolate Bailey's
ganache filling. The frosting is made with Bailey's and Jameson Irish
Whiskey.  The frosting is ridiculous. I couldn't stop licking the bowl. These
are by far the best cupcakes I have ever made, and possibly ever tasted.
"I can resist everything
except temptation."
Cupcakes:
Whisk together:
1 c Guinness
9 Tbsp butter, melted
Whisk in:
1 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
2 c brown sugar
Set aside.

In a seperate bowl, whisk together:
3/4 c sour cream
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Add to the Guinness mixture.
Fold in:
2 c flour
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Bake @ 350 for 16-20 minutes (25 minutes for big muffin size) or until
tooth pick comes out clean.  Cool completely.

Ganache Filling:
Place in a bowl:
12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
Set aside.

In a pot, heat until simmering:
1 c heavy cream
Pour over chocolate.  Let set for a minute to melt chocolate.
Whisk until smooth.  Add:
1 Tbsp butter
3-4 Tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
Stir until combined. Let cool until thick enough to pipe.  Cut out a hole in
the center of each cupcake.  Pipe ganache into cupcakes.
Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl, beat:
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
Add:
6-8 Tbsp Bailey’s
Splash of whiskey (a little goes a long way!)
Mix at low speed.
On low, gradually add:
2 1/2 to 3 c powdered sugar
Frost or pipe on cupcakes.
Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Creme
ganache and Bailey's Frosting.
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