Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a twist on traditional chocolate cupcakes for St. Patty's day. I combined a few recipes I found on the web, just storing it here for safe keeping!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine Guinness and butter.
  4. Place over medium-low heat until butter melts, then remove from heat. Add cocoa and sugar, and whisk to blend.
  5. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  6. Add to Guinness mixture. Add flour and baking soda, and whisk again until smooth.
  7. Pour into buttered pan, and bake until risen and firm, 45 minutes to one hour. Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely in pan.
Most Helpful

I made these for my dad for St. Patrick's Day since he loves chocolate cake as well as Guinness beer. He loved them! They are a rich and moist. The directions on the recipe are for cake not cupcakes. I baked mine for 18 minutes. The recipe makes 24 not 12. Obviously the person who posted the recipe hasn't tried it yet. We thought they tasted much better the next day when the beer flavor wasn't as strong and the chocolate was more predominate. I iced them with my favorite butter cream frosting, Butter Cream Icing (Buttercream Frosting).

Marg (CaymanDesigns) March 22, 2012

These were fabulous cupcakes!! I tried them on a recommendation from my friend, Marg. They do make 24 cupcakes, not 12. I topped them with buttercream frosting and they were a huge hit. I will be making these a lot more often. The dark chocolate taste was fantastic! I had never baked with beer before. :)

Chef Doozer March 19, 2012

I should state that I am not a beer drinker, but I prefer a good chocolate cupcake without the beer so much more.

Cyndy L March 08, 2016