Martha makes Guinness Cupcakes

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Irish Cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s is celebrated in Malta with a parade in Valletta and the usual parties and fun.  I love Martha‘s guinness cupcakes and  you will need:

440ml Guinness (one large can)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
3/4 cup Greek Yoghurt and for those on the island local yoghurt is great
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee

Heat the oven to 170 C.
Place cupcake liners into muffin pans
Whisk together the Guinness, milk, vegetable oil in a large bowl until combined. Whisk in the eggs until completely incorporated. Whisk in the sour cream or yoghurt
Sift the flour, and sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking soda, and salt. Gradually fold this mixture into the wet Guinness mixture. Pour the batter among the cake liners.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
Set the pans on a wire rack and let the cupcakes cool completely before removing from the pan.

For the frosting:
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
Pinch fine salt
1/3 cup double cream
1 pound powdered sugar
Natural unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Place the cream cheese in the bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy
Beat in the cream until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
With the mixer on medium speed mix in the powdered sugar until it is smooth
Top each cupcake with frosting or pipe it.



15 responses to “Martha makes Guinness Cupcakes”

  1. Very nice! Beautiful cupcakes. Enjoy the party! 😀

    1. Thank you Fae, have a lovely lovely weekend !

  2. Ooh, mega yum! St Patrick food: what could be better! xxx

    1. So glad you like it, have a great weekend !

    1. Now I want Irish cupcakes

        1. I’m not so much a fan of the traditional Irish Day foods, I love cabbage & I love corned beef but not together. I love Irish Stew. and I love all of this: Traditional Irish Breakfast
          1 packet of Donnelly Irish Sausages
          1 packet of Donnelly Irish bacon
          One Pack Black Pudding
          One Pack if White Pudding
          4 Eggs
          4 Medium tomatoes
          4 Boiled ( Cold ) Potatoes
          1 Can Irish Beans
          Saxa White Pepper
          Knob of Irish Butter
          Grated Dubliner Cheese

          1. Must make an Irish breakfast then !

  3. Ok now you are really ready for St. Patrick’s Day.Beautiful decorations.

    1. Thank you Jovina. Martha is a very talented cake decorator! Glad you like the post….lovely weekend to you !

  4. Fab cakes!! How was the party? What did you wear?? Eat?

    1. Thank you Elaine, it was a lovely reception with entertainers flown in from Ireland

  5. wow nice blog , great food; fantastic posts, i m following you 🙂

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