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Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cupcakes made with Guinness for a unique flavor with a creamy cream cheese frosting.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


Units Scale

1 cup Guinness
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups superfine sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Cream Cheese Frosting: 8 ounces cream cheese
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan and add the sliced butter. Heat until the butter is melted and remove it from the heat.
Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
In a separate bowl, beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla.
Add the sour cream mixture to the Guinness mixture in the saucepan.
Beat in the flour and baking soda.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or pour the batter into cupcake liners in a cupcake tray and bake for 15-20 minutes (checking for doneness with a toothpick). Allow to cool completely in the tray on a wire rack.
To make the cream cheese frosting, beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese together until well combined and creamy.
Add the cream and beat again until light and spreadable.
Frost the top of the cupcakes or cake until it resembles the frothy head of a pint of Guinness.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

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