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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Makes 12

 Ingredients – Cupcake

2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup plain yogurt, at room temperature
180ml Stout, at room temperature
2 teaspoons  Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Method – Cupcakes

1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
2. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake papers.

3. Melt the butter.

4. Whisk together the eggs and yogurt.

5. Add beer and vanilla and whisk until well combined.

6. Sift all the dry ingredients together (cocoa powder, sugar, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon) into a separate bowl.
7.  Add about a third of the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and using a hand mixer, blend well.

8. Add the rest of the flour mixture, a third at a time, mixing well after each addition.

9. When all ingredients are blended, add the melted butter, continue mixing until very well combined.
10. Pour batter into the twelve cups, filling each only about 3/4 full.
11. Bake on centre rack of the oven for approximately 15-18 minutes.
12. When cupcakes are done (testing with a toothpick whether it’s done), remove the pan to a wire rack.

13. Let cool for five minutes then remove cupcakes from pan and let them cool completely on wire rack.

Ingredients – Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

230g cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Seeds from 1/2 a vanilla bean that has been split and scraped

Method – Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, blend together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and vanilla bean seeds.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well until it’s all incorporated.
  3. Use immediately.

About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

4 responses »

  1. now that certainly sounds like one delicious cupcake, especially with that vanilla bean cream cheese frosting! I’ll take a 6 pack!

  2. Yum! This looks delish! I love how you put your icing on..they look so pretty!


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