Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting! You can’t beat the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
These decant, moist cupcakes are wonderful. They are hard to resist. So go ahead and help yourself to a few. I’ve cut done on the sugar so you can indulge.
This time of the year is the worst if you are trying to avoid sweets. January resolutions go great until just before Valentine’s Day. Then that one day will wreck the strongest of wills. I mean, let’s face it. Valentine’s Day is a dessert lovers holiday. It isn’t just about food, it’s about desserts and sweet treats. Just name your poison; candy hearts, chocolate truffles, triple chocolate cake, cherry cheesecake, etc. It’s all those decadent and luscious desserts we swore off of January 1st.
You can indulge with these Chocolate Stout cupcakes because they contain less sugar and no oil. The cupcakes are sweeteners with honey. You can substitute 2/3 cup of honey for 1 cup of granulated sugar in most any baking recipe. When you use honey or maple syrup in a baking recipe, you will need to decrease other liquids by 1/4 cup per 1 cup of liquid sweetener and add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to ensure that you get enough volume in the baking goods. When it comes to baking decrease your oven 25 degrees and watch your baking items at the end of the baking time. Products with honey brown faster and you don’t want to burn your tasty morsels.
This recipe for Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting used chocolate stout. Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast . I’m not a fan of drinking stout, but I LOVE to cook with it. It lends a rich flavor to can’t get any other way. I bought a bottle of this chocolate stout on the recommendation from the lady at my local liquor store. I’ve had it for a few months with every intention of making a chocolate beer bread. But I never got around to it. The kids were asking me for chocolate cupcakes so I decided there was no better time than the present to open up this bottle and get cooking with it. Since I was making chocolate cupcakes, I had to make peanut butter frosting. They just go hand in hand with one another. Don’t you think?
So here’s the recipe for Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut Butter Frosting
What kind of cupcakes can’t you resist?