Good things come to those who wait

5 Jul

Single Guinness Cup Cake

Remember the chocolate guinness mud cake that came 2nd in the wedding bake off? Well, ever since that post I’d been thinking about how good it was! I had to have it again, and so decided to convert Nigella’s recipe to one for cupcakes. How perfect do they look? Like little sweet pints of Guinness. They taste the business too, even a few days after baking when they magically become even more squidgy and muddy.

Guinness Cup Cakes

iced guinness cupcakes

plain guinness cupcake

guinness cake iced

Good thing cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes

Method
1. Make a batch of Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake batter and icing. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C
2. Line 2x 12 hole muffin tins with muffin cases. Pour the cake batter into a measuring jug and then divide between the cases.
3. Bake the cupcakes, 1 tray at a time for 15 minutes per tray. The cakes will still feel quite squishy and soft when you press them, but as long as a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, they are cooked.
4. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe the icing onto the top of the cake in a lovely swirl.
5. Batch them up in pretty tins and share with your friends!

cake boxes

Final tip – these will work best if you use a muffin pan and muffin cases. A bun tray doesn’t do these fellas justice.

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5 Responses to “Good things come to those who wait”

  1. mydearbakes July 5, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Awww, this looks so fantastic! So like to have a slice of it! =)

  2. teigom July 22, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    These are exquisite, how clever to make them in deep tins so the look even more like a pint of the good stuff. I am loving your blog and your links!

    • Shoreditch Bakes August 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      Thanks, these are really the best chocolate cakes ever. Gorge!

  3. lifeloveandsugar August 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    These look sooo yummy!

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