Guinness Cupcakes

(Last Updated On: August 7, 2020)

Guinness Cupcakes: Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with boozy buttercream and a decadent caramel drizzle. Serve with Irish Coffee and Irish Nachos to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Our easy German Chocolate Cupcakes are another fun twist on chocolate cupcakes.

chocolate guinness cupcakes


What could be better than a chocolate cupcake?

guinness cupcakes with baileys frosting



Nothing you say?

Guinness Cupcakes

Wrong! The correct answer is a boozy chocolate cupcake!

 These chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are SO soft and moist thanks to sour cream and 2 eggs.

Then I added Bailey’s Buttercream to my Guinness Cupcakes. If St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the prefect excuse for this decadent little creation I don’t know what is!

Indulge with me!

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Guinness Cupcakes Recipe


Guinness Cupcakes

Guinness Cupcakes: Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with boozy buttercream and a decadent caramel drizzle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Best, Carmel, chocolate, Easy, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 298kcal
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For the Guinness Cupcakes

  • 1 Cup Guinness Beer
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Sour Cream

For the Bailey’s Buttercream

  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Caramel Sauce For Garnish if Desired


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add Guinness and simmer. Whisk in cocoa. Cool slightly.
  • Pour into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, salt and sour cream.
  • Then stir in flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Fill cupcake liners ~2/3 of the way full. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

For the Bailey's Buttercream

  • Cream butter. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Alternate with Bailey's until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Pipe or spread cupcakes with buttercream. Drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Adapted via Baked Bree

Guinness Cupcakes Shopping Tips:

  1. Don’t have sour cream? Feel free to use plain greek yogurt instead.
  2. I used caramel ice cream topping for drizzling on top of my cupcakes.


Guinness Cupcakes

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What do you think of these Guinness Cupcakes? What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day drink or dessert?