The Monday baking frenzy goes on. And honestly, why should it stop? Don’t we all need something sweet to make us go through the day? I know I shouldn’t be eating my feelings but hey, let’s not go judgemental. I hate waking up thinking there are still 5 full days till the weekend and there’s nothing wrong in finding a way to cope with this hard, sad reality.
I used the Double Chocolate Crinkle cookies to decorate and add something more to the frosting. They were small, I like them this way. The smaller, the better to me. So you taste both the cake and the frosting at any bite. I had already tried a recipe with Guinness. The outcome was good, but I know it could have been better. The idea of mixing some beer to the cupcake basic ingredients was genius, I could feel it, I only needed to find the exact balance between liquid and dry ingredients, bitter and sweet. If you have ever drank a Guinness, you know what I’m talking about. It’s dense and heavy. Bitter and really fills your mouth. In Ireland sometimes they drink it with Ribena, a sweet Blackcurrant juice to contrast its bitter taste.
So I gave a chance to this recipe, obviously found on Pinterest, wherelse? 😉
Jackie put some fresh strawberries and a white chocolate frosting on it. I had no strawberries and, honestly, to me the perfect cupcake is 100% chocolate. So I simply didn’t add any fruit and mix some butter, cream cheese and cocoa for the frosting.