Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day last week, some festive cupcakes were definitely in order. They are chocolaty and rich…and are incredibly moist with a slight hint of Guinness.
They seriously might just be the best cupcakes I’ve ever made.
I used my trusty go-to cream cheese frosting and it’s a perfect complement for these cupcakes. It’s not as sweet as a traditional buttercream frosting, which I really like.  
All in all, I think they turned out great! CHEERS! :)

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen

for the cupcakes
1 cup Guinness
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

for the frosting
4 cups confections sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon heavy cream


to make the cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 24 cupcake cups with liners. In a sauce pan, combine butter and Guinness over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Whisk in cocoa powder until smooth, remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and Greek yogurt together.
  • Add the Guinness mixture to the eggs/sour cream and beat to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat just to combine.
  • Fold the batter, using a rubber spatula, until completely combined.
  • Fill the cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
to make the frosting
  • In a large bowl, using a stand or electric mixer, whip the butter and cream cheese until very light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add the confectioners sugar, mixing as you add the sugar. Continue adding sugar until the mixture becomes stiff.
  • Add the heavy cream and whip until combined.


  1. by the way. can we replace the guinness with other?

    1. you sure can! I would use recommend using coffee instead...it really enhances the chocolate flavor!


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