As you all know, Father's Day is fast approaching. It will fall on Sunday 17th June 2018, so be prepared and don't say I didn't remind you!
Just like many of us ladies, the men in our lives like a sweet treat every now and then. And just like us, they sometimes like those unusual gift ideas. Most men are bored with the usual; aftershave, shower set etc. Why not try this recipe as an alternative to the boring “same old” gifts?
I figured some men like alcohol and some men like chocolate, so why not combine these two beauties to create a mouth watering, masculine, rich tasting cupcake? By this, I of course mean – GUINNESS AND CHOCOLATE Father's Day cupcakes!
I know, I know; Guinness and Chocolate? But yes, it does really work, they both go together so well that I think they were made for each other. The richness of the chocolate sponge coupled with the malty goodness of the Guinness buttercream are just so fantastic, I couldn't believe it myself!
I won't lie to you. Anytime I make these, my house does smell like a brewery as I have to boil the alcohol off the Guinness prior to using it in the buttercream, which takes about 30 minutes (but it’s so worth it).
These cupcakes are wonderful to make and a pleasant change from the usual pinky purple girly ones I generally do. Why not let the little ones give these a go for their Daddy this Father's Day, he’ll love the home baked gesture and the kids will feel super proud at their accomplishment.
Pre-heat the oven to 160oC (fan assisted) – usually takes about 10/15 minutes
Bake for: 20 minutes
Now you are ready to decorate your cooled cupcakes any way you see fit. A generous helping of buttercream sprinkled with a little bit of cocoa powder usually does the trick.