Guinness and Chocolate Cupcakes With Baileys Cream Frosting

Guinness and Chocolate Cupcakes
Elaine Lemm
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serving: 1 cupcake
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
5572 Calories
387g Fat
475g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 5572
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 387g 496%
Saturated Fat 238g 1,191%
Cholesterol 1472mg 491%
Sodium 5254mg 228%
Total Carbohydrate 475g 173%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 392g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 769mg 59%
Iron 22mg 121%
Potassium 992mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Guinness and chocolate are two of those incredible flavors which, when combined, work special magic together to create a delicious treat you won't soon forget. The slight bitterness of the famous Irish stout offsets the chocolate beautifully. Add to that all the lovely ingredients below, and a frosting rich with delicious, creamy Baileys Irish cream, and you will see why these Guinness and chocolate cupcakes will fast become a favorite treat for the grown-ups. The cakes are merely mixed together in a bowl and guarantee super-light cakes that are heavy and sweet on taste. 

These cakes are not recommended for children, as they contain alcohol.  


For the Cupcake:

  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 cup traditional Guinness

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup plain, thick yogurt, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 medium free-range eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Place the melted, cooled butter into a baking bowl. Pour in the Guinness and stir.

  4. Sift in the cocoa powder and add the brown sugar, stir until dissolved.

  5. Add the yogurt and vanilla to the beaten eggs and stir well. Then add to the Guinness and butter. Stir well.

  6. Sift the flour and baking soda into the Guinness mixture and stir until you create a thick, glossy batter.

  7. Place 12 cupcake liners into a 12-hole muffin tin and divide the cake batter equally, taking care not to fill more than 3/4 full, or the cakes will spill over the top.

  8. Place the muffin tin in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. The cakes are ready when they spring back when lightly pressed.

  9. Remove from the oven, cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove cakes from the tin and place on a cooling rack. Leave the cupcakes to cool completely.

  10. To make the frosting, use an electric whisk to beat the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy (if you do not have an electric whisk, use a hand one).

  11. Beat in the vanilla and Baileys Cream. Taste, and if you like the frosting sweeter, add more confectioners' sugar, a little at a time.

  12. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, decorate with the frosting as you wish.


  • The cakes will keep for up to three days in an airtight box un-iced, and all freeze exceptionally well for one month. Defrost slowly in the refrigerator.
  • The frosting will also keep for several days in the refrigerator, covered, and also freezes well. Again, defrost slowly in the refrigerator before using, do not use the microwave. If the frosting melts, you will not be able to recover it.