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Guinness Cake Pops

When my parents were in Ireland, they met a little red headed lady in a pub who told them it was healthy to drink a pint o’ Guinness a day. Now, I don’t know about all that, but I do know these Guinness cake pops are delicious!

Yummy Guinness Cake Pops

What You Need To Make Guinness Cake Pops

For The Cake:

  • 2 cups Guinness Stout
  • 4 sticks Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 bag of cake pop sticks

For The Icing:

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Guinness cake pops

How To Make Guinness Cake Pops

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a deep edged cookie sheet or a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Using a medium saucepan on medium heat, bring the Guinness and butter to a light boil. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth it. Remove from heat and place to the side.Guinness cake pops step 2
  4. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.Guinness cake pops step1
  6. Add the Butter-Guinness mixture to the sour cream and mix until fully combined. (About 1-2 minutes on medium speed.)
  7. Add the flour mix and beat until combined. Use a rubber spatula and lightly fold the batter to make sure there are no pockets of flour.guinness cake pops step 3
  8. Pour into the baking dish or cookie pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, and do a bake check by sticking a toothpick in the cake. If it comes out clear and free of wet batter, the cake is done.

Directions For The Frosting:

  1. Melt butter in mixing bowl. Stir in cocoa and then alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to a spreading consistency.
  2. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Directions For The Cake Pops:

  1. Crumble the cooled cake into a bowl.guinness cake pops break up the cake
  2. Once the frosting is made, take a spoonful and add into the crumbled cake. Use a spoon to combine. Add more frosting until you can form a small round ball.
  3. Melt Chocolate in a double broiler or use a microwave. Once chocolate is melted, dip a cake pop stick into the chocolate and then push it into the rounded cake. When that chocolate has hardened, dip it into the chocolate until fully coated.cake pop 2 in process