Last weekend, my girlfriend procured two cans of Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Though I'm not a fan of dark beers, I asked that she save some so I could make Chocolate Stout Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule.
When I searched through old blog posts, I noticed that I had mentioned making these before in 2006. Apparently, I didn't care for the recipe much at the time, though I may have baked them too long.
This time around we both loved these cupcakes. They have a rich chocolate flavor and are uber moist. Cocoa powder, sugar, flour and a little bit of oil make a delicious chocolate crumble on top.
You might have noticed the silicone liner in the photo. I received these Cupcake Liners from The New York Baking Company on Amazon to test and review. These were quite nice compared to another brand I tried in the past. There's a full review of mine over on the product page, so I won't bore you with it here.
Instead I'll tell you these are definitely one of my favorite cupcakes from Isa's book. I'm glad I gave them a second chance. If you haven't tried them yet, add them to your list.