Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Guinness Cupcakes with Ganache and Baileys Frosting

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day (a day late), I bring you something delicious, something green and something boozy all rolled into one!

(Hopefully I’m getting better at piping…)
Guinness Cupcakes with Ganache and Baileys Frosting
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sour cream
1/2 cup Guinness
1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Ganache Filling:
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon Bailey’s
Bailey’s Frosting:
1 stick butter
4 cup powdered sugar
5 teaspoons Baileys
(Irish themed cupcakes in the English countryside.)

Preheat oven to 350 F and line your cupcake tray.  In a small saucepan combine your Guinness and butter.  Add in the cocoa powder and then stir until smooth.  Remove from the heat.

In another bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.  Add in sour cream and an egg.  Mix until thoroughly combined.  Add in the beer/chocolate mixture.

Bake for 15-17 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Chop your chocolate into thin slivers.  In a small pan bring your heavy cream to a simmer.  Stir often so it doesn’t burn.  Once the cream is simmering pour it over the chocolate.  Toss in butter and stir until smooth.  Add the Baileys and continue to mix.  When the chocolate is smooth, set it aside to cool for about 10 minutes.

Cut out cone sized slices out of your cupcakes.  Pipe in your now cooled ganache.

In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.  Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time.  After all the sugar is mixed in, then add the Baileys 1 teaspoon at a time.  (Don’t make the error that I did and add waaayyyy too much Baileys- taste as you go!) Decorate and enjoy!

(Ganache filling- so rich!)

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  • Oh my gosh, these look so good! I want!

    • Aw thank you Alex! xx

  • Oh my, these look delicious! I want to just reach into the screen and eat ’em all up! Yummy! Definitely going to try some of your recipes when I go back to the States!

    • It’ll be too warm! You won’t even want to have the oven on! 🙂 xx

  • Oh my gosh those look ridiculously good!
    XO, Rachel
    With Love, Rachel

    • Rachel, you are too sweet! xx

  • These sound AMAZING!

    • Thank you so much Jackie! xx

  • Oh my… My boyfriend’s favorite is Guinness. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!

    Your newest follower via the Peacoats and Plaid GFC Collective 😉


    • They don’t taste super Guinness-y but you only need part of the can for the cupcakes so your boyfriend can drink the rest! xx

  • This looks delish, and I will be making them immediately.

    • If you do, you must let me know how they turn out for you! xx