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A platter of Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting next to a can of guinness beer.

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Herbs and Flour
These Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are absolute perfection! Fluffy, moist cupcakes topped with a smooth, delicious cream cheese frosting! YUM!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 357 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour

For the frosting:

  • 250 g cream cheese (1 brick or 8oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • milk


For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin cups.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and Greek yogurt and beat to combine.
  • With the mixer running on low, add the Guinness slowly. Once it is incorporated, add the baking soda and cocoa powder and incorporate well. Finally, add the flour and mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is mixed well.
  • Spoon batter into the muffin liners, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

For the frosting:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly add as much milk as needed to give it a nice consistency. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.


Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 657IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword beer battered, chocolate, chocolate cake, cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, cupcakes, guinness, st. patrick's day, stout
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