Where beer and cupcakes unite!

True Irish Death Cupcakes

I know, I know … we’ve done Iron Horse Brewery’s Irish Death before. However, Irish Death is frickin’ delicious, so we’re going to use it again. There’s a few things we did different this time. First, this is a chocolate cake made with Irish Death. Second, the frosting is … oh yes … Mocha Death beer frosting! It’s like double the Irish Death fun. (Seems weird to have death and fun in the same sentence, but I reread it a couple times, and I’m okay with it.)

In case I’ve never said this before, I love chocolate. Any chance I get to make chocolate cake, I do. Dylan is always the voice of reason and says things like “well, you made chocolate last time” or “don’t you think we should do something other than chocolate?”. Well this time, I must have been pretty convincing, because he was all about the chocolate. (lucky me!)

One thing that we’ve been thinking about experimenting with is beer frosting. We needed a way to get the beer in it, without actually having the alcohol in it too. So, we ended up taking a cup of Irish Death and reducing it, on the stove top, to about a tablespoon. All the heat removes the alcohol, and leaves us with a concentrated (almost syrup-like) amount of beer. While I contemplated pouring it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, Dylan quickly took it away and added it to the buttercream frosting.

The result were these True Irish Death cupcakes, or you could call them Double Death cupcakes (that’s what I wanted to call them, Dylan picked “True Irish Death”). Whatever you want to call them, they were pretty tasty. We’re definitely going to experiment with more beer in frosting, I think it’s the next logical step up for us to take. Just thinking about all the different beer possibilities in frosting is pretty exciting. We’re evening thinking about doing a beer ganache frosting too. mmm!

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out today! In case you missed it, Dylan and I were on one of our local morning shows on Friday. To say being on TV is pretty cool is an understatement. It’s scary and awesome at the same time! You can check out our appearance here. We were so happy to be on the show, and I think the anchors really enjoyed the cupcakes we brought by.

– Jackie & Dylan


6 responses

  1. I saw you on the News too! Now we just need to get you on Our Town Zip – create your F*REE storefront today – http://www.OurTownZip.com let me know if you need my help in getting it set up & let me know when it is completed so I can help you promote it! Hope to try one of your creations soon!

    November 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

    • Hi Margie, I will look into it when I get some free time!

      November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  2. Amanda

    These look awesome and so do the beers!

    November 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    • Thanks Amanda! They were both pretty delicious!

      November 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

  3. This beer sounds like something I’d love to try!! Too bad they don’t have it in VA.

    Beer in frosting?? I had no idea you could do that! I need a batch of frosting, stat!

    November 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    • If you ever come across a bottle, I highly recommend it, Amanda! Beer in the frosting is a new idea for us, we’ll keep working on it, I think the possibilities are endless with it.

      November 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

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