As I work early early sunday morning I will not be drinking my face off this Saturday night. However, I still made some cupcakes for the occasion because it just didn't seem right not to. I used the same recipe as I did last year from Smitten Kitchen because it's a reliable recipe for the cupcake batter - when something works, I don't mess with it! I didn't use a ganache filling, instead making butterscotch pudding to fill some of them. The rest I didn't fill at all.
I also - don't shoot me here - didn't use Guinness. I bought a wonderful stout brewed here in Ontario.
On the back label it said it was brewed with chocolate wheat. How could I resist? It really was a lovely beer. ( there was a bit leftover, a fitting reward for slaving over the stove!) I am sure you can find it at any LCBO - Black Creek Brewery. Go local!
I had already made the toppers
when I was planning to attend a party and bring these, so even though I'm not sure what to do with them, I dressed them up anyway!
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