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Guinness Fun-Da-Middles Cupcakes

Want something EASY for St. Patrick’s Day??
Can’t get any easier than a box mix for cupcakes!
That’s right – I said a box mix! Fun-Da-Middles box mix to be precise!
Super easy and fast and a great way to make those fancy Guinness Cupcakes you see without the mess!

 

Here’s what you need:
1 box Chocolate Fun-Da-Middles
Ingredients on box MINUS the water (2 eggs and oil)
1 bottle of Guinness

 



Here’s what you do:

Buy your husband (boyfriend, brother, dad, random man) a 6 pack of Guinness for St. Patrick’s Day!
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Follow the directions on the back of the box, except use the Guinness in place of the water. Give the remaining Guinness to a man (because only men drink that  stuff).
Tint the Vanilla Cream with a bit of green food coloring and place it into a baggie.
Fill the cupcake liners 1/3 full, add the cream then cover with remaining cupcake batter.
Reduce the heat to 325 to bake for 25 minutes.
Cool before frosting.

For the Frosting, I wanted something “Irish” to go with it, so I whipped up a fast and easy butter frosting.
1 stick of butter
1 Tablespoon of Bailey’s Irish Cream
1-2 cups of Powered Sugar

Beat the butter until creamy, add the sugar a little at a time until thick, add Bailey’s to combine. If more sugar is needed to thicken, add in gradually. This made enough to frost 6 cupcakes.
I also just dusted some with powered sugar (the diet version).

I thought about adding a flavoring the center of the cupcake as well, but then decided not to mess with it too much.
The Guinness really adds to the chocolate flavor! You’re not quite sure what is in the cupcake, but you know that something is deliciously different.
The Bailey’s really sweetened up the cupcake. My husband liked the cupcake both with and without the frosting. I’m a fan of frosting and believe it’s not a cupcake if there is no frosting. It’s then a muffin!

 

Take these babies into work and share with adults!

Guinness Fun-da-Middlesby Karyn GranrudPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20Keywords: cupcakes spring

Ingredients (serves 12)

    For the Cupcakes

    • 1 box Chocolate Fun-Da-Middles
    • Ingredients on box MINUS the water (2 eggs and oil)
    • 1 bottle of Guinness

    For the Frosting

    • 1 stick of butter
    • 1 Tablespoon of Bailey’s Irish Cream
    • 1-2 cups of Powered Sugar
    InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 deg F.Follow the directions on the back of the box, except use the Guinness in place of the water.Tint the Vanilla Cream with a bit of green food coloring and place it into a baggie.Fill the cupcake liners 1/3 full, add the cream then cover with remaining cupcake batter.Reduce the heat to 325 to bake for 25 minutes.Cool before frosting.Beat the butter until creamy, add the sugar a little at a time until thick, add Bailey’s to combine. If more sugar is needed to thicken, add in gradually. This made enough to frost 6 cupcakes.I also just dusted some with powered sugar (the diet version).
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    Anonymous

    Saturday 16th of March 2013

    These look wonderful, but your comment about how only men drink Guinness is offensive. I know many women who love it! Myself included. It's an unnecessary comment in an otherwise delicious looking recipe.

    MrsFoxsSweets

    Saturday 17th of March 2012

    I love the twist you put on the Fun-da-middles cupcakes! These are being featured today at the Luck o' the Irish Party :)

    Miz Helen

    Friday 16th of March 2012

    Hi Karyn,These are just awesome cupcakes, sure wish I had one for my afternoon treat right now. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Happy St. Patrick's Day!Miz Helen

    Addicted to Recipes

    Friday 16th of March 2012

    Oh these look so very good! Thanks so much for sharing these at Scrumptious Sunday! I can't wait to see what you post next week!

    Amy

    Friday 16th of March 2012

    They look so yummy!!want to try this,my husband would love it..Thanks for sharing with 'Decorating Challenge'...