Chocolate Guinness Stout Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese and Bacon (Man-cakes)

Guinness Stout Cupcakes

Maple cream cheese plus bacon plus Guinness Stout and chocolate makes for one great cupcakes

Valentines day doesn’t have to be all red and pink. Sometimes we need to make our men some man-cakes.  These cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a hint of Guinness Stout topped with maple cream cheese and bacon. I myself am not a fan of Guinness, or dark beers in general, but I am totally hooked on these cupcakes. You can smell the stout oozing out of them.

I scoured the Internet looking for the best stout cupcake recipe. I knew I wanted something with a hint of espresso, and I have heard that it really enhances the chocolate flavors. I ended up choosing one from the blog, My Baking Addiction. Head over to her blog for the stout cupcake recipe.

Guinness Stout Cupcake

Guinness Stout Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese and Bacon

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