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Irish Guinness Cupcakes Recipe

A deep chocolate flavor from Guinness Beer in this Irish Guinness Cupcakes Recipe. Frost with a rich Irish Cream frosting and serve!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cupcakes, St Patrick's Day
Servings: 16 cupcakes



  • 8 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Guinness Stout beer plus extra splash if dough too thick

Irish Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature (8 Tbsp or 1 stick)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp Irish Cream original we used Bailey's


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 16 cupcake liners in a muffin tin and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl), cream butter and brown sugar. Slowly mix in the eggs until blended; set aside.
  • In another bowl mix together¬†flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to the creamed mixture, alternating with beer until well blended. [Add a splash or 2 of beer if dough is too thick.]
  • Pour batter to fill each muffin cup about 2/3 of the way.¬†Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Irish Frosting:
  • In a stand mixer (or with hand mixer), cream butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add a little Irish cream, mixing well, until you achieve the consistency you prefer. Set aside (or put in fridge until ready to frost cupcakes.)
  • Frost cupcakes when they are completely cool. Serve!


Recipe from Hungry Fan's Best Game Day Recipes