These chocolate Guinness cupcakes with Baileys buttercream are dark, rich and extremely decadent! Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a divine Baileys Irish cream frosting.
I don’t tend to make many cupcakes these days, but since I was going to a St. Patrick’s Day party this weekend I thought it would be a perfect excuse to bake a batch of these beauties.
I make Nigella Lawson’s chocolate Guinness cake at least once a year. It is one of my all time favourites – I’m no Guinness drinker but I absolutely love the flavour it imparts into this dark, damp cake.
It’s not as rich as you would think – it’s actually surprisingly light and so, so moist. Even if you don’t like the idea of beer in a cake, I would advise you to give it a go – you’ll be pleasantly surprised. These chocolate Guinness brownies with salted caramel Baileys glaze are also a great example of how well Guinness works with chocolate – I can’t recommend them highly enough!
The Baileys buttercream complements the chocolate Guinness cake perfectly. It’s a match made in heaven!
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Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys buttercream
These Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream are rich, dark, and totally gorgeous!
- 250 ml Guinness
- 250 g butter
- 75 g cocoa powder
- 400 g caster sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 150 ml sour cream
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 275 g plain flour
- 2 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
FOR THE BAILEYS IRISH CREAM BUTTERCREAM (Will be enough to ice your 24 cupcakes/loaf cake)
- 250 g soft butter
- 500 g Icing sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
- Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160/Gas mark 4.
- Line two muffin/cupcake trays with cupcake cases.
- Melt the Guinness and butter together over a low heat in a large saucepan. When the butter has melted, whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar.
- In a medium sized jug, beat together the sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Pour this into the Guinness mixture and stir.
- Finally, sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda and gradually whisk into the pan. I find if you chuck in all the flour at once you end up with a lumpy mixture that takes forever to smooth out! I find one of those mini whisks extremely useful for this task.
- Pour the mixture into a large jug (much easier for filling the cupcake cases) and fill the cases no more than two thirds full.
- The batter will be runnier than a normal cupcake batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cupcakes are well risen.
- Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix really well on high speed (preferably using a mixer) for 7-10 minutes or until very light and mousse like in texture.
- Taste and add more Bailey's if you think it needs it.
Makes 24 cupcakes OR 12 cupcakes and one 2lb loaf cake
Adapted From "chocolate Guinness cake" by Nigella Lawson
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g
Calories and Nutritional information are calculated by a third party application and should be used as a rough guide only.
OMG who doesn’t want these… love it. Great frosting. I suck at that
I’m definitely going to make that icing, it looks amazing.
This is such an easy recipe – just melt, mix and bake!
Thanks! I used my Wilton 1M tip.
It’s so good I can’t leave it alone! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Yummy – Nigella’s guinness cake is one of my absolute favourites, and the idea of Baileys on top as buttercream sounds gorgeous (I have added Baileys to Nigella’s standard frosting to make a Baileys cheesecake). I made Baileys no-churn ice cream as well as the guinness cake this year – St Patrick’s day is an easy theme 🙂
The frosting looks perfect!
Where’s mine? Ha ha!
They look very moreish xx
There’s one left Leanne, better be quick!! 😉 x
Thank you, I loved it!
Bailey’s ice cream sounds amazing!! I LOVE the Hagen Daaz one.
Oh my! That looks amazing!
Thanks! They were so good, especially the Bailey’s frosting 🙂
These look delicious! A great use of fantastic Irish products!
Wow, these are a flavour sensation and they look fab.
They are beautiful Nic!
I don’t like Guiness or lager unfortunately, but I can still appreciate a gorgeous cup pie, right? 🙂 xx
Oh definitely Anna! I normally hate Guinness, couldn’t drink the stuff if you paid me but I love this Guinness cake. The flavour is obviously different to a normal chocolate cake, but not beery – it’s quite malty but not in a overpowering way xx
I must be able to sniff it out at a million miles! 🙂 xx
Gorgeous. I love Guinness in cakes and I love Baileys in cakes….which is odd, as I wouldn’t drink either!
Oh Bailey’s buttercream! Swoons. 🙂 x
They look so impressive and sound YUM! Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! 😀 x
My pleasure Emily, thank you 🙂
Hello. These look absolutely fantastic. If I didn’t already have baked goods already in the house.I would be giving these a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
You’re very welcome – thank you for your lovely comment! ?
These look lovely. And i’ve always got a stash of Baileys waiting to be used ?
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Thank you! Baileys is a fabulous thing to have in the cupboard ?
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