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!!
Yield: 12 servings
5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 5