zoom Guinness and chocolate cupcakes
  • Save to your scrapbook
  • Save to your scrapbook

    Guinness and chocolate cupcakes

    This will be saved to your scrapbook

    You can also add it to one of your existing cookbooks


      Email this recipe to a friend

      Send a link to this recipe to a friend or your own e-mail address as a reminder

      * mandatory
    • Write note

      Add Note


      The recipe will be added to your scrapbook

    Guinness and chocolate cupcakes

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling

    Makes: 12


    200ml Guinness
    50g cocoa powder
    150g unsalted butter, softened
    250g light brown soft sugar
    2 large eggs, beaten
    170g plain flour
    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    ½ tsp baking powder

    200g cream cheese
    100g icing sugar, sifted
    150ml double cream


    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Gradually mix the Guinness into the cocoa powder to form a smooth liquid. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time.

    2. Mix in the cocoa and Guinness mixture then sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder with a small pinch of salt; gently mix together. Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

    3. Meanwhile, make the topping. Beat the cream cheese until smooth then fold in the icing sugar. In a separate bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks then fold into the cream cheese mixture. Once the cakes have cooled, top each with a little icing, so they resemble frothy little pints.

    Your recipe note

    Edit your recipe note

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, March 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


    Average user rating

    5 stars