* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Beer and chocolate - how could you go wrong? These chocolate Guinness cupcakes from Amy Berman are dense, savory and perfect for a celebration that's all about beer.


For Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups sour cream

For Frosting:

Guinness Buttercream Frosting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bring stout and butter to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.

Add unsweetened chocolate chunks to hot stout/butter mixture. Whisk until chocolate melts. Turn heat off and let cool.

Add sugar to chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt.

In a stand-alone mixer with a whisk attachment, combine the eggs and sour cream on medium speed.

Add stout-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and combine on medium-low speed until incorporated.

Slowly add flour mixture in thirds to chocolate mixture with whisk attachment. Scrape the sides with your whisk to make sure you get all the dry ingredients combined.

Place cupcake papers in pan and divide batter into cups evenly. Fill about 2/3 of the cup.

Bake for 18-24 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch, and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cupcake.

Let cool on wire rack before frosting.


24 cupcakes

Find more party planning inspirations for Cupcakes

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
DIY Fall Banner Craft for Kids Link to image gallery. Your kids will have a blast with this fun fall craft! »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.