Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Shaddy O'Shea Cakes

Once upon a time there was the best dog in the whole wide world. She was loved very very much. She celebrated a St. Patrick's Day birthday, and ended her celebrations on that same day last year. I don't know how Irish a mutt dog from the pound can be, but St. Patrick's Day will always make me think of the Best Girl. Miss you pup.

Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting



Preheat oven to 350°F Grease 24-30 cupcake cups, or fill with paper liners.

In a saucepan, heat the butter, Guinness, cocoa and brown sugar, whisking often, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Into the work bowl of a stand mixer (or into a large mixing bowl), sift together salt, flour, white sugar and baking soda. Add the cooled Guinness mixture and beat on medium for 1 minute. Add eggs and sour cream and beat on medium for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Divide the batter evenly amongst the cupcake cups. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then remove and transfer to a cooling rack until completely cooled.

Meanwhile, in (cleaned) work bowl of stand mixer, cream butter until very light and fluffy. Add salt, and slowly add confectioners sugar. Do not run the mixer above low, or the sugar will spray all over your kitchen. Add a couple of spoonsful at a time until it has all been absorbed into the butter. Add Bailey's and milk until spreadable consistency is achieved.

Frost cupcakes with Bailey's frosting. Sprinkle with green jimmies/sprinkles.

** edited to thank Kari for now making me crave a dessert she had involving a Guinness brownie, topped with Bailey's ice cream and Jameson caramel sauce. I'm sure that can be arranged.


mrbuckyk said...

What's green jimmies?

Also, thinking about making a huge St. Paddy's Day dinner and this looks like the perfect dessert for it. Gonna have to give it a whirl...

Rogue Designs said...

Jimmies are those candy sprinkles shaped like mouse poops.

Kari said...

It's that time of year again and I'm planning to make these on Sunday for the annual McGrath family St. Paddy's day dinner. Yum!