I am guilty of this.
I think a lot of food bloggers out there try to make everything from the scratchiest of scratch to prove their worth.
But the truth of the matter is, that’s not always what it’s about.
Sometimes my readers want a simple delicious recipe that they’ll actually make because it doesn’t take five hours.
Got one! Everyone is always making stout cake. Guinness cake this and stout cupcakes that. I got them all beat. These chocolate stout cupcakes beat them all. Plus, the best part is… they are from a box mix.
I really wish I was the kind of girl who could pull off “Booyah” right about now.
Seriously. The combination of a good quality chocolate stout (like Southern Tier’s Choklat) and AN EXTRA EGG is all you need to make the most delicious made-from-scratch-tasting cupcakes. Give them a try, it’s easy enough, you might as well.
Check out the full recipe on DrinkingCraft.com!
Below is the column as it appeared on DrinkingCraft.com.
There are a million stout cupcake recipes on the internet. Why add another? Because all of those recipes assume you have time. Which many of you do not.
This cupcake recipe is a shortcut. It uses cake mix and canned frosting. But don’t you dare poo-poo it. It was recently a mega-hit at a March for Dimes charity bake sale and everyone is consistently shocked when they find out it was made from a mix.
What makes it special? Two simple things. A solid chocolate stout (like Southern Tier’s Choklat) and an extra egg. That’s it. You’ll blow people away with this moist and fluffy cake recipe. Whether or not you admit it’s from a box mix, is up to you.
Easy Choklat Stout Cupcakes
1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
1/3rd cup oil
1 cup Southern Tier Choklat Stout
1 can chocolate frosting
sprinkles, nuts, sanding sugars, etc (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners
Blend together mix, oil, eggs and beer.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3rds the way full.
Bake. About 20 minutes. Until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool. Frost and decorate. Devour.
(Simplest amazingness ever.)
Note: If you get another brand cake mix, just follow the instructions on the back, except add an extra egg and replace your water with beer. Simple as that. Enjoy!