For these cupcakes I followed a recipe from Cupcake Jemma’s cupcake book. I added a few little extras in here and there but I followed the majority of the recipe.
As these cupcakes are not in cases so they look like little pints of Guinness I didn’t use a normal cupcake tin, I used Lakeland’s 12 cup mini sandwich tin. Each cup in this tin had a loose bottom so it is easy enough to push the cakes out when they are done with no paper case.
The sponge for the cakes was a Guinness sponge which I was surprised to say was really nice, I have only tried Guinness once and wasn’t a fan but putting Guinness into the cake batter didn’t taste that bad at all. For the top of the “pint” I made a cream cheese icing with a tablespoon of Bailey’s Irish Cream ooo that icing was amazing. I piped a blob on top of the sponge and then smoothed it out with a mini spatula. The only thing missing off the top of our mini pints was a little shamrock.