Guinness Cupcakes

WARNING THESE CUPCAKES CONTAIN ALCOHOL! It is almost St Patricks Day which only means lots of booze and partying. I have never put alcohol in cupcakes, but I have this little book that is full of recipes that use alcohol.

I have been thinking a lot about what kind of cupcakes I wanted to do for St Paddy’s day and I thought doing my favourite drink in cupcakes but then I thought I should go more traditional.

Traditional for me means Guinness and I will admit I didn’t think that Guinness would work in just plain cupcakes so decided that a chocolate cupcake would be better.

These cupcakes were good, not a strong taste of Guinness and the chocolate really compliments them. I really enjoyed these cupcakes and I liked doing something different.

Guinness Cupcakes

Course desserts
Keyword Cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes



  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • ½ can Guinness


  • 150 g butter
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • ½ can Guinness



  • Pre-heat oven on Gas mark 4. Put paper cases into a 12 hole muffin tin.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until combined then add the eggs and flour until fully incorporated.
  • Melt the chocolate in a ban-marie over a pan then add to the mixture along with the cocoa powder and mix until incorporated. Then add the Guinness and mix again until combined
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into the cases. Then bake in the oven until golden brown or when a skewer comes out clean.


  • Mix the butter until pale and fluffy then gradually add the icing sugar until incorporated.
  • Add the Guinness a tablespoon at a time until you have the right consistency.

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