Getting back into cooking since 2009.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

One week ago today.... Inspired by Apple's recent post about the lack of good cupcakes in her life/our town, I made some. The original plan was to deliver some to her at work but other things got in the way and I didn't make it, sorry Apple! This weekend looks to be a similar situation but hopefully the next week I'll come and visit... until then, here is a picture of what you missed & what everyone else got:

Chocolate Guinness (cup)Cake(s) - from Nigella Lawson's FEAST.

I'm not going to post the recipe, you should buy the book. The only change I made was less cooking time for the cupcakes - about 25 mins instead of whatever she says. Anyway. This cake never fails! I love it. It stays moist for a long time which is useful as it makes such a huge amount, and while it is super dark it isn't super rich or chocolatey. Also there is something scary/fun about melting lumps of butter in a pan of Guinness. Maybe it is guilt? Also I am a sucker for anything slightly ridiculous & presentation focused when it comes to food, in this case the icing making the cake look like a (short) pint of Guinness. Yay!


  1. yum!
    have you been to sweet on cupcakes in nedlands? they are on waratah avenue. the presentation is very pretty, and very tasty. they usually sell out by lunch time!

  2. OMG they look so good! I love Nigella. Bless her and her ridiculous combinations (see: coca-cola ham). These look so delicious...we will have to do a cupcake swap soon. Soon!