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Guinness Cupcakes

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting

These Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting are everything you've been waiting for, wrapped up in a chocolaty, boozy, decadent dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30 cupcakes
Calories 215kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the Guinness Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 Cupcs All-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Guinness Stout
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 3 Large Eggs

For the Bailey's Frosting

  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter ,softened
  • 3 Cups Confectioner sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream


For the Guinness Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. Line 24 standard muffin tins with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  • Using a whisk mix until all dry ingredients are well combined.
  • Create a gully in the center of dry ingredients and add remaining ingredients except eggs. Whisk together. Add eggs and whisk by hand for 2-3 minutes. Once incorporated mix for another 3 minutes with electric hand mixer on high speed periodically scraping sides of bowl.
  • Using a 1/4 C measuring cup scoop batter and pour one 1/4 cup full in each paper liner. (Careful not to drip excess on your pan.) Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

For the Bailey's Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.Add confectioner sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and Bailey’s Irish Cream and mix until combined.
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. 


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg