Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and a Thank You

Today gave me an excuse to make cupcakes. And I love making cupcakes. Excuse, you wonder? You’re exactly right… since when have I needed an excuse to bake anything? But the motivation for these treats was especially tempting- a birthday. A birthday for twins, actually, so that made it doubly fun.

These Chocolate Stout Cupcakes are made with rich dark molasses, orange juice and zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and… a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Jam-packed with flavor but not too sweet.Β The icing is a 77% cocoa dark chocolate lightened with whipped egg whites. And just a tiny bit of butter. Tiny.

TinyKitchenStories, a fellow blogger, posted these cupcakes in early February, and I’ve been waiting for a legitimate reason to bake them ever since. She gives a detailed recipe description that’s easy to follow, and her witty writing style will entertain you as you cook. Check out her recipe, and gorgeous cupcake photos here.

And thank you TinyKitchenStories for my second nomination for the Kreativ/Versatile Blogger Award. I am so creative that I could not come up with seven additional interesting facts about myself, a requirement for accepting the award. The first seven were borderline painful. We might argue that I’m actually not deserving. Or interesting. But that aside, if you missed the original seven deb facts and really, really want to read them, then first– promise me you won’t be disappointed or vow not to tell me if you are, and second– click here.

So go pop the top on that Stout and get busy in the kitchen. Or just enjoy the Stout and dream of cupcakes…

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27 thoughts on “Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and a Thank You

  1. New Belgium has an AMAZING cocoa mole beer that would be perfect for this recipe! Please tell me you’ve enjoyed a stout float πŸ˜‰

    • Whoa. I am sipping that very beer right now, and YES it needs to go with chocolate!! Sadly, in my hotel room, all I could find was a chocolate cherry cashew Kind bar, but it was better than no chocolate. I am definitely gonna make these cupcakes and serve them with the Cocoa Mole!

        • Probably for my own birthday in a few months. You are totally invited! I’m actually in Grand Junction tonight! So I thought of you,checked on the blog, and BAM my night is so much more delicious for the 20 minutes of reading and photo-inspired drooling I just did πŸ™‚ Hope to see you before too long!

  2. Looks like a Choccy kind of day! Chocolate stout is like the new fashion, sadly I seem to drink all my stout before I can cook with it but I’m going to wait for a special occasion before I try these too πŸ™‚ I bet our friends went nuts when they had these, the frosting looks so frosty!!! Lol πŸ™‚ light and fluffy is what I meant!

  3. Deb, I am very impressed with your frosting skills! They look absolutely delicious, and thank you SO much for the props. I love reading your posts, and you definitely deserve that second nomination! Cheers!
    P.S. Have had a request for “pink” velvets from my niece, so look for a new cupcake post soon… πŸ™‚

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