How to make it

  • First, make Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line 24 cupcake cups with liners
  • Bring the Guinness and butter to a simmer over med heat
  • Add the cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
  • Beat the eggs and sour cream on medium speed with electric mixer until combined and fluffy.
  • Add the Guinness-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat just to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and beat on slow speed only slightly; using a rubber spatula, fold the batter until completely combined.
  • Divide the batter among the cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 17 minutes
  • Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack
  • While the cupcakes are cooling: make the frostings:
  • Peanut Butter Buttercream:
  • In a large bowl: beat butter and peanut butter until fluffy
  • Add vanilla extract
  • Add confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time until creamy and sweet enough for your taste
  • Add the half & half and beat again
  • Scrape the frosting into the corner of a small ziplock baggie
  • Chocolate Buttercream:
  • In a large bowl: beat butter and vanilla extract and half & half until fluffy
  • Add cocoa power and beat gently
  • Add confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time until creamy and sweet enough for your taste
  • Scrape the frosting into the corner of a separate small ziplock baggie
  • To frost:
  • Place both of the small ziplock bags side by side into a larger ziplock bag so that the corners of the small bags are lined up into a single corver of the large bag. Cut the corner off with scissors (make sure to cut through all 3 corners)
  • Roll down the top of the gallon bag and pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes in a circular motion. See Photo
  • Note: You can also use the frosting mixture to fill the cupcakes if you wish
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels: See Photo
  • Boil a small saucepan of water
  • Turn down to simmer and place a metal bowl on top of the pot so that it is just over the boiling water
  • Add 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips to the metal bowl and stir constantly until melted.
  • Dip pretzels one at a time and place on parchments paper to set.
  • And last, but not least.... Top each cupcakes with a chocolate covered pretzel and enjoy!
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  • jett2whit 2 years ago
    I love chocolate & peanut butter! Great picture/recipe :-)
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