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Lucky Lugene Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a tasty St. Patrick’s Day dessert, you’re in LUCK! Here’s a recipe for Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout cupcakes with Irish Cream frosting!shot_1327364877557

Lucky Lugene Cupcakes

1 cup Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
8 oz. butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar (1 brown)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Preparation: Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake papers.

In a small saucepan, combine the Lugene and butter. Stir over medium heat until butter has melted. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugars, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Heat oven to 375°.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and buttermilk. Add to the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture; mix just until smooth and well blended.

Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full.

Bake for 16 to 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the cupcakes out onto racks to cool completely before frosting.

(Makes about 18 cupcakes)

Irish Cream Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 Tbsp Irish Cream liqueur
2-4 drops green food coloring (optional)

Frosting:
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer/beater, beat the butter and vanilla until light. Slowly beat in confectioner’s sugar and about half of the Irish cream. Continue beating on medium speed, adding more Irish cream, a teaspoon or two at a time, enough to make the frosting a good consistency.

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