At the last MAGFest, our dear friend Adam Seats gifted my hubby, Brandon, a truly decadent beer.
The unfortunate truth is that I don’t like beer. Unless, however, I can take that beer, combine it with a birthday celebration, and whip up a delicious batch of…
Gingerbread Stout Cupcakes
Newb | Apprentice | Journeyman | Master
Maybe it would have been easier if I hadn’t decided to candy my own ginger…
Quest Items for Cupcakes:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teas ground ginger
1 teas ground cinnamon
3/4 teas baking soda
1/4 teas salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup flat craft-brewed stout at room temp
Quest Items for Frosting:
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 stick of butter, softened
3 tablespoons flat craft-brewed stout at room temp
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
I made these cupcakes for BrickBRKer’s birthday, since I was lucky enough to spend it with him!
Gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to a toasty 350*F
Combine all the dry: flour ginger cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set that aside while you whip your butter until it is smooth and fluffy, which is when the brown sugar goes in.
Once the brown sugar and egg is smooth, beat in the egg and molasses until fully incorporated.
You then add the dry ingredients and stout, alternating back and forth, making sure to leave enough time in between each add for things to get all smoothed out.
The batter should fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with a little left over for you to taste test. Put those little babies in the warms for 15 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and dry.
While the cuppin-cakes are baking, prepare your frosting by whipping the butter and sifted powdered sugar together then adding just enough stout to make the buttercream spreadable.
Fold in the chopped crystallized ginger which you were willing to sacrifice hours to make to avoid paying $9 for a bottle at Walmart.
When the cupcakes come out of the oven, let them cool completely before frosting.
Top frosted cupcakes with a tiny little sliver of crystallized ginger, cuz it looks cute AF.
SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NEIL AND THEN EAT THEM ALL!
And remember, Mama Luvs Ya!