Pair your chocolate Guinness cupcakes with this beer flavored buttercream icing. At first thought, you might think we're overdoing it with Guinness, but give the recipe a try!
The chocolate cupcakes are denser and more chocolate flavored than anything, with the Guinness giving it a subtle enhancement. Paired with the creamier buttercream frosting, it's the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups sifted powder sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 whole scraped vanilla bean
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
In a sauce pan, simmer Guinness on low heat for 10-15 min, until it stout becomes reduced and thicker in consistency. Similar to a syrup. *Tip: keep your eye on the stove, so stout does not over cook. Let cool.
In a stand alone mixer, cream your butter for 1 minute
Slowly add the powder sugar in thirds, alternating with a little milk each time till mixture is creamy.
Add scraped vanilla bean and vanilla extract.
Slowly add reduced Guinness a little at a time. Taste test to desired flavor. You may not use all the Guinness reduction.
Place buttercream in a piping bag with a #848 french star tip, frost cupcakes and enjoy!
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