Guinness Cupcakes

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4 star rating





This is real treat for Guinness fans and a great gift for fathers day or St Patrick day celebrations.


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan, gas mark 3), and line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. Pour the Guinness into a saucepan and add the butter, heat gently and stir until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder and sugar stirring until well mixed.

  3. In another bowl mix together the eggs, vanilla extract and buttermilk then add this to the mixture in the saucepan.

  4. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and pour in the contents of the pan then using a freestanding or hand held mixer, mix until the ingredients are all well combined.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases until they are about 2/3 full, then bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Leave the cakes on a cooling wire to cool completely.

  7. To make the frosting mix together the butter and icing sugar until there are no lumps, then add the cream cheese and mix until light and fluffy.

  8. Spoon the frosting onto the cakes and smooth over using the back of a spoon to create a frothy Guinness-like topping.

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  1. 4 star rating

    Like Sandra I thought these were going to be a disaster as the batter was so running, but they turned out fine. Mine made 12 muffin sized cupcakes and 12 normal sized, so maybe use half the ingredients if you only want 12.

  2. 5 star rating

    I made these cupcakes yesterday, they are absolutely delicious .
    I was apprehensive as to the outcome as the mixture was very wet , more like a batter, indeed I used a ladle to fill the cupcake papers . My fears however were unfounded, as they baked beautifully. The quantity of mixture made 16 normal size cupcakes
    I chose to top mine with a buttercream laced with Baillies Irish Cream liqueur. Yummy

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