Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

I guess I can’t consider this a real Last Nights Dinner Post, although I am A Ok with eating cupcakes for dinner. We had a Mexican Fiesta Birthday party last weekend and oh man I ate so much. Mexican food is by far my favorite. Anyways, my lady friends and I were looking for an interesting cupcake recipe to make and Erin came across this one. It was perfect. We knew the boys at the party would love them.

We handmade all the tiny mustache picks for them and used some left over cupcake liners from our baby shower. They really weren’t all that hard to make and they came out super delicious.

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
1 cup Guinness
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

Ingredients for the frosting:
2-3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

Make the cupcakes:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut the butter into chunks. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring the butter and Guinness to a simmer.
3. While the butter melts, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. When the butter and Guinness start simmering remove from heat, add the cocoa and whisk together until smooth. Allow this mixture to cool for a few minutes.
4. While you wait for the butter, Guinness, chocolate mixture to cool, mix the eggs and sour cream with an electric beater until smooth. Pour in the butter, Guinness, chocolate mixture, and mix until just combined.
5. Pour this into the previously whisked flour mixture. Stir until combined.
6. Put paper liners in a cupcake tray. Fill the cups 3/4 full of batter and bake for 20 mins or until a clean toothpick comes out.
7. Cool

1. Put butter into a bowl.
2. With an electric beater, whip the butter until it’s light and fluffy.
3. Slowly add 3 cups of the powdered sugar, a little bit at a time.
4. Add 3 tablespoons of the Baileys.
5. Add more powdered sugar if the Baileys made it too runny
6. Frost

  1. Yum! My Irish BIL would LOVE these! BTW, I’ve made “your” stuffed acorn squash several times. My husband and I really like it, so thanks for sharing!

  2. Mmm those look so delicious! I’ve always wanted to make my own frosting, I need to try this one day!! 🙂

  3. I’ve made these several times and they are truly delicious, I’ve also made the original cake version. But, best of all is when you hit ’em Smitten Kitchen, Irish car bomb style

  4. they look great!! The little mustache decorations are so creative! Guiness + cupcake is A-OK (even for dinner) with me too!

  5. I had an Irish Car Bomb cupcake for lunch today – it was fantastic! I bought it from a food truck, so I don’t know for sure, but I’m pretty sure it was a Guiness cupcake with Baileys and Jamison frosting. DEEEELISH!

    So it’s very fitting that you posted this today! I definitely want to try these out!

  6. waow with guiness! Really!! That’s amazing i’ll test it then in France!!
    That’s lovely

  7. looks quite tasty, guinness and chocolate is a great combination.
    red velvet cupcakes for one.

  8. Do you ever go to Bad Ass Burrito in Troy? It looks like a total dive (in the sketchy part of town) but the food is great and they accommodate allergies/requests. Oh and they have the best margaritas EVER!!

  9. These look soooo good! Looks like it is time for me to get baking!

    -Bummertown Vintage

  10. amazing! I have wanted to try Guinness cupcakes and these sounds delicious! I especially like the mustache toothpicks to top it all off. this might be my weekend project!

  11. Holy cow those look amaaaazing! I love guiness & baileys! Also those mustaches are super cute 🙂 (And my blog speaks for itself in the “I love Mexican food” department! hehe)

  12. I agree with MsAmanda. SmittenKitchen does have a great recipe. Ad a little chocolate/Jamesons filling in the middle of that cupcake and get ready for St. Paddy’s Day!

  13. Love these! Manly cupcakes, cute liners, mustaches….everyone is happy.
    Mexican food and cupcakes sounds like heaven!

  14. Thanks for sharing! These look ridicolusly fab! I will have to try them soon!

    New reader-
    Keep up the great blog! Love it!

  15. These cupcakes look so good! And the mustaches are a great addition!

  16. What a cute idea! I may plan a party just to make these 😉

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