So apparently my opinion is to leave candles to the ladies. Cupcakes, however, can successfully be made manly. My husband hosted a guy's game night, and I made chocolate stout cupcakes for the event.
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
- 1 box German chocolate cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Combine with mixer, then stir in 3/4 cup stout, like Murphy's or Guinness.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Vanilla Stout Buttercream
-3/4 cup butter
-3 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
-2-3 tablespoons stout
Cream butter, then add sugar. Mix in vanilla and stout.
To get the most flavor I used 3 tablespoons of stout, but it made for a thinner icing, so just be aware.
Top with pretzels for garnish.