Irish Cocktail Cupcakes

Irish Cocktail Cupcakes  Recipe


These chocolate and Guinness® cupcakes are topped with a frosting spiked with Irish cream and whiskey.


  • 1 cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys®), or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Irish whiskey (such as Jameson®), or to taste
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Combine stout beer and butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Heat until butter melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in brown sugar and cocoa.
  3. Whisk sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl; pour into the saucepan and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Stir flour and baking soda together. Fold into the batter. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Make frosting while the cupcakes cool. Place butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in Irish cream and whiskey on low speed. Gradually spoon in confectioners' sugar, mixing on low speed until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  7. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

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Nutritional Information

Irish Cocktail Cupcakes

Servings Per Recipe: 18
Calories: 369.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 7 %
carbohydrates: 19 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 6 %
fat: 22 %
saturated fat: 43 %
cholesterol: 18 %
vitamin a iu: 9 %
niacin equivalents: 13 %
vitamin b6: 2 %
vitamin c:
folate: 8 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 8 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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