These mini cupcakes where made with my new nephew Finn in mind. He is celebrating his first St. Patty's day this year and I made these little baby cupcakes in his honor!
They are a true "Irish" cupcake made with both Guinness Extra Stout and Bailey's Irish Cream!
1 c. Guinness Extra Stout
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. white sugar
1c. butter softened
3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
4 T Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin cups by either spraying with cooking spray or lining with paper cups. I used the mini muffin tins for my bite size treats.
In saucepan heat butter, Guinness, and brown sugar until all is melted and blended together. Remove from heat and let cool. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt into large mixing bowl and then add the white sugar. Once the Guinness mixture is cooled to about room temperature add it to the flour and mix for 1- 2 minutes until completely blended. Add in the beaten eggs and mix for another 2 minutes.
Spoon the mixture into the baking cups until each cup is approximately 2/3 full. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes.
While your little cupcakes are baking, beat the butter until it is smooth and a somewhat fluffy. Add the vanilla and confectioner's sugar and mix, then add a tablespoon of the Baileys and mix. Repeat alternating the sugar and the Bailey's three more times until the frosting is a spreadable consistency.
Once muffins have cooled apply the frosting and the sprinkles.
So Baby Finn...I know you are too young for these sweet little cupcakes but maybe your daddy can make them for your mommy to enjoy!