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. 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…