A couple weeks ago, I ran across this amazing idea for cupcakes over at BeerChow and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. I’m no baker but the idea of baking with beer is something that has for some time intrigued me.
So I asked my wife if she would be willing to
do most of the work help out with the recipe this weekend. We wanted to stick kind of close to the original recipe but ended up making some changes as well.
Here is the recipe and instructions. Very similar to the Beer Chow recipe, but with a few subtractions, additions and tweaks.
INGREDIENTS FOR BCBS CUPCAKES
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch of cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter melted
12 oz. bottle of Bourbon County Brand Stout (room temp)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup Nutella
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
3 large eggs
DIRECTIONS FOR BCBS CUPCAKES
In a medium bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt cocoa powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, Boubon County Stout, vanilla, nutella, sour cream. Beat eggs in one at a time.
Preheat oven to 350 dF. Slowly add bowl of dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Combine until completely smooth.
Fill batter into a lined cupcake tin, or if you prefer non-lined cupcake tin, then greased.
Bake for 18 – 22 minutes until cooked through using a tooth to test.
INGREDIENTS FOR BCBS FROSTING
1 stick unsalted butter (room temp)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Elmer T. Lee Bourbon
1 1/2 tablespoon of milk
pinch of cinnamon
DIRECTIONS FOR FROSTING BCS CUPCAKES
In a medium mixing bowl whip butter until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar and then the bourbon. Combine until smooth and silky. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting and serve!
I have to say, the cupcakes themselves are fantastic. They are rich, smooth, not too sweet and well, awesome. The icing has a nice boozyness to it and really makes the cupcake stand out.
Up next, I might give this a try with Bell’s Black Note, Dark Horse Bourbon Plead The 5th or even Bourbon County Coffee!