Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

I hope you are ready to get your Irish on! You simply must, must try them. The depth that the stout beer gives the chocolate combined with the light, creamy frosting is simply amazing! I personally do not like beer, especially one you could chew like Guinness, but these cupcakes are AWESOME! My husband being quite the beer connoisseur, thinks these are like drinking a get through the creamy foam to the rich, malty, chocolaty underneath.

Hold onto your hats guys, this SIGG-nature recipe will have you dancing the River Dance to the Emerald Isle in no time!

Ingredients for cake:
  • 1 box devils food cake mix
  • 1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Guinness beer, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
Ingredients for frosting:
  • 1/2 brick (4 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a regular sized muffin tin with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, beer, and melted butter. You will want to make sure your ingredients are at room temperature so the melted butter will not cease up on you. Mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly combined. Batter will be thick. Spoon batter into cupcake liners to about 3/4 way full. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make frosting by beating the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the cream and vanilla, beat an until smooth. Turning your mixer to low, slowly combine powdered sugar until smooth. Frost cupcakes and enjoy! Makes about 24 cupcakes. Store leftovers in fridge.
Have your drink and eat it too!

Recipe featured at:
Tasty Kitchen
She's Becoming DoughMesstic

Linked Up at:
Simply Sweet Home
Eat at Home


  1. Just reading this made my mouth water.

    And BTW, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Guinness!!

    and chocolate,

    and and cream cheese frosting. :-D

  2. Sending you some cupcake love my dear! XOXO

  3. My Dad is a born and bred Dubliner. And a lover of both Guinness and chocolate. I'll have to make a batch of these for him. They look fantastic!

  4. I have never had Guinness. I am going to have to try the beer and the recipe. TY for joining in on Potluck Sunday.

  5. Those look amazing! I'd love for you to share them on Cupcake Tuesday! I'm donating to the Girl Scouts for every link :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Wow I never would of thought to add in beer in cupcakes..must give that a try! these looks so delicious!

  7. I'm glad you had a minute to join in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday! Please stop back again next week!

  8. A really yummy oops tonight....I forgot to buy chocolate pudding to make another batch of these, so I used Butterscotch pudding and it was GREAT! It added a really yummy carmel undertone to it. YUM!

  9. I made these for Jason to take to work. I can't tell you how much they LOVED them!! Jason said that they couldn't stop talking about them. Definatly something to make again. They are amazing!

  10. What a fantastic idea! They look beautiful and I can just imagine how yummy they are. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. Those look so pretty. I've never had that kind of beer and can't imagine it in cupcakes, but I'll trust your judgement ;-) Thanks for linking up!

  12. I made these and added a Table spoon of orange zest to the cake mix and used Bailey's irish cream vs. the heavy cream for the frosting. all I can say is WOW! Delicious!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe

  13. I am currently making these and I wanna eat the dough by itself! Soo tasty!

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