May the Road Rise to Meet you…

May the road rise to meet you, may the sun always be at your back, may you always have a Milk Stout Cupcake, especially during a leprechaun attack.

Slainte’!

Which is Gaelic for “sure has been a long time since I have posted anything at all because even tho I have a plethora of back-logged goodies to share with you the burn out was pretty bad but hope you are well!” Or something to that effect.

I already explained my lack of desire and general malaise in posting as of late. And there have been a few times I thought Hell YEAH! I am ready – I am back. But every time I would start, I would stop, frustrated and pissed off at food and foodies in general. I feel no further explanation is necessary. I know that most of you are probably nodding your heads in agreement. It happens. We didn’t stop cooking, or eating, or drinking, partying, enjoying, laughing and living. Honestly, I think that was what I needed. What we needed.

I can’t come back however, without something special and sinful and crazy and full of awesome and CHOCOLATE and BOOOOOOZZE!

So an Irish blessing for you. (No I am NOT Irish, but I am a Chicago girl, and in some mystical way, that means I am Irish by association.) “May those who love us, love us; & those who don’t, may God turn their hearts; & if He can’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we’ll know them by their limping.”

And with out further ado:

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Milk Stout Cupcakes with Frangelico & Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.

Milk Stout Cupcakes

Let’s start with the secret cupcake ingredients:

3/4 c of butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 bottle milk stout
1 1/4 c 60% bitter sweet cacao chocolate chips ( I used Ghirardelli because I could…)
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
3/4 c cake flour
1 c sugar
2/3 brown sugar
1/2 t salt
2 t baking soda
1 c yogurt
2 eggs

The difficult steps to awesomeness…

Preheat oven to 350°

Melt butter over low heat, taking care not to burn. Pour in the bottle of milk stout, blend well. Add in the chocolate chips, stir till melted. Remove from heat and let cool.

In the bowl of your kitchen aid or mixing bowl, combine flours, sugars, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl combine the yogurt and eggs.

With your kitchen aid on low, add the yogurt and eggs to the flour until blended. Pour in the cooled chocolate stout syrup and mix till well incorporated.

Pour into prepared cupcake pan (cupcake papers work rather well with these, no spraying needed) and bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Let cupcakes cool completely before you frost with:

Super Incredible Awesome Frangelico Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting of INSANITY!

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 c powdered sugar
3 T Frangelico
3 T Nutella
1/4 c heavy whipping cream

Blend everything together super well. I mean whip the shit out of it. It will get all fluffy and airy and perfect.

Refrigerate for 1 hr.

Pipe onto cupcakes.

Hide in spare bedroom and eat every last effin’ one.

Leave comments of gratitude and homage that I am BACK and rocking your taste-buds.

Cooked up by Heather

12 Comments

  1. 11
    January 2

    Happy Happy New year to you! I am totally digging the new look! No more snowflakes!!! Love love love the beer bottle cap logo! LOVE IT!

  2. 10
    David
    July 21

    I have never heard of milk stout before. What is it and where can you buy it? Can it be substituted for something else? I REALLY want to make these but not sure if I can find milk stout in my area. Have to check the availability.

    • 10.1
      Jeff & Heather
      July 25

      Any stout or porter will work, but I bet if you go to a liquor store (not a grocery store) you can find one. I guess that depends on where you live however… Happy drinking! Oh I mean baking

  3. 9
    June 20

    So glad you are back to posting. You always make me laugh! These cupcakes look so good.

  4. 8
    June 3

    Oh yummy! Beautiful and delicious cupcakes.

  5. 7
    April 15

    whoa. how did i miss this post?
    1) yeah you’ve been gone waaay too long.
    2) knock it off
    3) 5 stars for the frosting; it’s killer.

  6. 6
    April 8

    Your introductory quote made me laugh out loud. I love Irish jokes :-) Frangelico Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting sounds amazing.

  7. 5
    March 21

    These look amazing you guys. Glad you are back to posting!

  8. 4
    March 18

    Oh yeah those are looking good! I know how you feel about food blogging these days, I feel like my “real life” is a little more important right now…

  9. 3
    March 18

    Hey, toss me one! I’ll be on the front porch, waiting. So get going. Or did you guys eat all of them already?

  10. 2
    March 17

    How about you empty out that spare room so you and Jeff can adopt me and feed me.
    I need me a visit. Love yas

  11. 1
    March 17

    Oh, mammy, me want these. Time to run me over some kittens.