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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

Here’s another recipe from Justin O’Connor, Executive Chef at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The cupcakes will be featured at the restaurant on St. Patrick’s Day.

For added Irishness and deliciousness, we added some Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur to the frosting.



  • 10 ounces flour
  • 2 ounces cocoa powder
  • 6 ounces superfine sugar*
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Guinness
    Green-iced chocolate-Guinness cupcakes. Photo courtesy Guinness.

    Buttercream Icing

  • 6 ounces unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
  • Green food coloring
  • Optional garnish: green sprinkles or sanding sugar
    *You can pulse table sugar in a food processor.


    1. Preheat oven to 320°F.

    2. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and Bailey’s.

    3. Combine all the dry ingredients; blend in egg, Guinness and vanilla slowly until the mix comes together. Place into 12 cupcake papers and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.

    4. For the buttercream icing, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar until soft and creamy. Add two drops green food coloring and stir until combined. Ice cooled cupcakes. Garnish as desired with sprinkles or sanding sugar.

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