Vickys St Patricks Day Guinness Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF

Vickys St Patricks Day Guinness Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF

In honour of St Patricks Day I dug out my Guinness cake recipe to make these cute cupcakes. If you don't fancy the stout (which gives a great depth to make a coffee/chocolate taste) you can use strong brewed black coffee instead

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12 servings
  1. 150 grams gluten-free/plain flour (1 cup + 2tbsp)
  2. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda/bicarb of soda
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 45 grams cocoa powder (1/3 cup)
  6. 180 ml light coconut milm
  7. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  8. 60 ml Guinness (not vegan or gluten-free, other stouts are vegan so check online or use black coffee instead)
  9. 150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  10. 80 ml vegetable oil
  11. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  12. Topping
  13. 1 your favourite chocolate buttercream icing, enough for 12 cupcakes
  14. 200 grams white fondant icing
  15. 1 green food colouring and edible glitter


45 mins
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    Preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C/ 350°F and line a 12 hole muffin tin. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt then set aside

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    Whisk together the milk and the vinegar. Add the Guinness, sugar, oil and vanilla to the milk mixture and beat until foamy

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    Add the dry ingredients in two batches and beat until well incorporated. Fill your cupcakes containers of choice 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

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    Let cool completely on a wire rack before topping with a swirl of the chocolate buttercream icing

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    Roll out the fondant to about 5mm thickness and cut out circles slightly smaller than the tops of your cupcakes. Place on top of the buttercream layer

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    Dye the offcuts green, roll out again, sprinkle with green edible glitter (not required but looks really good!) and cut out with a small heart cutter. You need 3 hearts per cake, 36 in all, and 12 little 'stalks' - see picture

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    Arrange on top of the fondant in a shamrock shape and the luck o the Irish be with ye!

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