Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey’s in the frosting! I guess it’s safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

For a more kid-friendly St Patrick’s Day treat, I have St Patty’s Rainbow Cake Pops, Rainbow Fruit Skewers with a Yogurt Fruit Dip, Irish Soda Bread Muffins and even a Shamrock Shake !

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!

St. Patrick’s Day inspired me to create this skinny adult treat. Pinterest can be such a time suck, but it also sparks creativity. After seeing this chocolate stout cake on Ambrosia Baking, a light bulb lit up in my head. I could mess around with my last chocolate cake recipes and use beer in the mix. I found the Double Chocolate Stout in Trader Joe’s, but Guinness would work too.

As for the frosting, I knew I wanted to use Bailey’s, but I couldn’t imagine just how good they would be when combined.

Folks, this was a big success, so if you have a St Patrick’s Day party to go to I highly recommend bringing these. You can double the recipe for more.

 Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!
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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

8
Freestyle Points
189
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Yield: 12 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!

Ingredients

For the Bailey's frosting:

  • 5.5 oz 1/3 less fat Philly Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp Bailey's Irish Cream

For the cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 7 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup stout
  • 4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Combine all the frosting ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until smooth with an electric mixer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners and lightly spray liners with oil (to prevent sticking).
  • In a large bowl sift together all the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl combine the wet ingredients (egg through canola oil) and beat until smooth.
  • With a mixer, slowly add the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour into cupcake liners and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake with frosting, Calories: 189kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3.5g, Fat: 6.5g, Sodium: 214.5mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 19.5g
Freestyle Points: 8
Points +: 5