Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 100g soft butter

  2. 100ml stout

  3. 40g cocoa powder

  4. 150g plain flour

  5. 1/2 tsp salt

  6. 1 tsp baking powder

  7. 200g light soft brown sugar

  8. 1 egg

  9. 75ml sour cream

  10. 200g soft butter

  11. 450g icing sugar, sifted

  12. 3-4 tbsps Irish cream liquor Green sugar sprinkles to decorate

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases. Place the butter, stout and cocoa powder in a saucepan and place over a gentle heat, stir until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add the cooled stout mixture and beat for 1 minute using an electric whisk on a medium speed. Add the egg and sour cream and beat for a further 2 minutes.

  3. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and springy to the touch. Transfer the cakes to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

  4. For the frosting, cream the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the icing sugar a little at a time then beat in the Irish cream liquor. Spoon or pipe the icing on the cooled cakes and sprinkle with green sugar to decorate.


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