I want to preface this post by saying that these cupcakes are not, I repeat, ARE NOT kid friendly. LOL Ok, now we have that out of the way. 🙂 I came across this recipe on Carnal Dish and put it in the back of my mind as a maybe. On Saturday I had this really strong urge to bake so off to the store we went.
I had trouble finding a true Dutch-process cocoa in my local stores and ended up getting Hershey’s Special Dark which is a blend. The ganache calls for chopped bittersweet chocolate and I used some Ghiradelli semi-sweet chips that I had in the cabinet.
Melting butter in the Guinness
Mix of flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
Cupcakes cooled with the tops cut out. I used the bottom of one of my decorating tips to cut and I only went about halfway down. When I tried to go 2/3 of the way in the cupcakes started to split on top.