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guinness cupcakes

Guinness Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 cupcakes 1x


  • 225g / 8oz unsalted butter
  • 350g / 12oz rich dark sugar
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 225g / 8oz plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons bread soda
  • 300ml / 1 1/4 cup guinness
  • 75g / 3oz cocoa powder
  • 100g / 4oz chocolate chips

For the frosting

  • 200g (7 oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) confectioners’ sugar
  • 150g (5oz) white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160c / 315f.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually whisk in the beaten egg.
  4. Next, sift together your flour, baking powder, bread soda, and cocoa powder.
  5. Slowly beat a little of the guinness into the creamed butter. Than add a couple of tablespoons of the flour. Repeat this process alternating between the guinness and the dry mixture till both have been incorporated into the batter.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to the batter before spooning the mixture into some cupcake cases filling them about 2/3 of the way up.
  7. Bake in your pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes till risen. Than allow to cool on a wire rack.
  8. While the cupcakes are cooling you can make the frosting. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over some simmering water.
  9. In a bowl beat together the softened butter and confectioners sugar till light and fluffy. Than add the melted white chocolate and vanilla extract.
  10. Spoon the frosting into a large piping bag and when your cupcakes have cooled down pipe as much frosting as you dare on the top of each one.