By DrGaellon on March 12, 2009
Photo by smallvillenyc
Photo by smallvillenyc
"The ultimate St. Patrick's Day dessert. Prep time includes time for cooling in step 2. Adapted from a recipe at http://tinyurl.com/ao6avy"
Serving Size: 1 (4638 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"A very festive recipe that is also tasty to have any time of the year. The recipe was very easy to follow and produced moist cupcakes. When making the frosting: please, please sift the powdered sugar when adding it to the butter! That way you won't get lumps like I did. I also didn't use as much of the sugar as called for. Excellent recipe!"
"Why oh why can I only give 5 stars?? I knew the Guinness would add something special to the cake. It's such a rich beer, it kept the cakes moist and delicious with the perfect texture. I was a wee bit heavy handed with the Bailey's :) and the frosting was absolutely awesome. I got rave reviews on these and I absolutely can't wait to make them again. These are right up there with my favorite cupcake, red velvet. Thanks so much for posting this!"
"I made these last night in preparation for the festivities today. They are fantabulous! I even substituted Splenda, Veg Spread (Country Crock Lite) and Egg Beaters to save some calories and you wouldn't know the difference. None of the guys even knew. Hubby says it's a keeper for sure!"
"These are very good cupcakes - moist and intensely chocolatey. I substituted Splenda granular for the white sugar and they still turned out great. The Guinness gives them a depth of flavor that is sometimes missing when using cocoa instead of chocolate. The icing was good, but subtle. Since I love Irish cream, I skipped the milk and used all Bailey's to increase the flavor a little."
"Wonderfully moist cupcakes. The Guinness flavor is not overpowering - just adds a rich note to the chocolate. On the advice of other reviewers, I used 1/2 cup less sugar in the fronting, and it turned out great. Just the right amount of sweet. I only had "jumbo" paper cups, so the cupcakes took almost twice as long to bake than the instructions said, but they turned out fine."
"Delish! I made these for my husband for St. Patty's Day & didn't think they would be as addictive as they were. HUGE hit at his office as well. I didn't do the baileys frosting but did a cream cheese one instead."
"Very good cupcakes! I added more cocoa..about 3/4 cup. I also used 2 cups of white sugar. Very moist and rich."
"Tasty cupcakes! I made 14 big cupcakes. I think the only thing I would change is perhaps adding a bit less liquid to the icing; perhaps only adding Bailey's instead of milk because mine was bit runny. Thanks for sharing!"
"Absolutely Fabulous!I added more Bailey's to my icing instead of milk and at the advice of other reviewers cut down the sugar,all in all a wonderful treat! Will be making these again for sure :o)"
"These were the BEST ever. You MUST try them"
"They turned out so tasty, moist, and rich! Couldn't taste the Guiness at all, but I got a kick out of serving them at my St. Patrick's Day dinner today. Thank you for sharing. They were a huge hit!"
"Will definitely be making these again! Simple and delicious. If you're using stick butter for the frosting, make sure it is very soft or you might get lumps. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"These cupcakes are DELICIOUS. They are super moist & my only critique is that the frosting may be overly sweet - but that could be because I have too heavy a hand with the frosting spatula."
"Wow. I was actually shocked at how moist yet light these cupcakes were. They just finished cooling a few minutes ago so I had to try one, and man they were good. Like previous viewers have mentioned, the Guinness really brings out the chocolate flavor.<br/><br/> I made a few modifications to the cupcakes, I didn't have sour cream so I used plain non-fat yogurt and that worked great. I also used almost a whole can of Guinness to really bring out the flavor. Even with doubling the amount the recipe calls for, it's still a subtle but delicious flavor. I also didn't have the type of cocoa they call for, so I just used Hershey's unsweetened powdered cocoa. I had a little batter left over, so this recipe easily makes more than 24. Definitely deserves 5 stars!"
"I really like the way the beer brings out the flavors of the chocolate. It adds extra richness, and is subtle enough that it doesn't have an overpowering taste of beer. The cupcakes are moist. The frosting needed a little more liquid than what the recipe says, so I added even more "Bailey's". It was delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I gut the cupcakes and drop a bailey's pudding shot into the center. Surprise!"
"Mine sank!! Why?? Still delicious and light and definitely not gooey in the middle, but not domed or even level. I used 3 cups icing sugar and about 75ml Baileys and left the milk out . . .NICE."
"5 stars. Made cupcakes yesterday for a St. Patrick's day party. The were quite the hit."
"I cheated and added Guinness to boxed cake mix but the frosting was the same. A sure hit with the menfolk so I'm doing it again for Father's Day. I can't tell you how happy I am I found this recipe, thanks for posting!"
"They were very good and moist. I did not really notice the Guinness flavor but maybe that's why they are so good. I did not make the frosting as it looked too sweet. They really did not need it."