Guinness Cupcakes

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! I have been eyeing these cupcakes since last year!! Now is the time..I would have never thought to add beer to chocolate, but it is definitely a winner!! These are great for St Pat’s Day or a fun birthday party especially for men!!



1 cup stout (such as Guinness)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring 1 cup stout and 1 cup butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.

Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling them 2/3 to 3/4 of the way. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, rotating them once front to back if your oven bakes unevenly, about 17 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a rack completely.

Top with butter cream, cream cheese frosting, or Bailey’s butter cream.

6 Comments on “Guinness Cupcakes”

  1. Bridget says:

    Oooo…I’ll have to remember these! Yum!

  2. Katie says:

    These are SO CUTE! I love the icing and sprinkles!

  3. Joelen says:

    How adorable! Perfect for the season!!

  4. Melanie says:

    Looks great! Did you end up using the Bailey’s frosting?

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