(image from Guinness)
This is my colleagues favorite beer. He doesn't like the idea of using it for anything else aside from drinking it. So, as my birthday gift to him, I shall attempt to draw out a good, long "NOOOOOOOO!!!" from him by using it in making his birthday cupcake.
Going through various sites that display recipes for Guinness cakes, I ended up choosing that of Nigella Lawson's which called for the following ingredients:
So, did I meet my objectives with this cake? Aside from the rest of my colleagues asking for the recipe of the cupcakes, birthday boy had his share, gave me a "NOOOOOO!!!" and 2 bottles of Guinness Stout for future culinary adventures. Now, that's mission accomplished!