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Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Frosting

This was my contribution to St. Patrick’s Day. The Guinness, chocolaty cupcakes are perfect, light in texture, very moist, dark and decadent and the Baileys frosting packs a punch….a very yummy punch….maybe too yummy and eating a few of these cupcakes might have you singing jolly songs to the top of your voice and you might not be too surprise if you see that little rascal of a leprechaun hiding in the shadows 🙂

Makes: 12


110ml Guinness

110g Butter (unsalted), room temperature

50g Cocoa Powder

1 medium Egg

75ml Sour Cream

110g plain Flour

225g Castor Sugar

3/4 teaspoon Bicarb of Soda (Baking Soda)

Pinch of Salt


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Heat the Guinness and the butter in a pan over a low heat, until the butter has melted. Set aside to cool.

3. Whisk in the cocoa, make sure it is well blended.

4. Whisk the egg and sour cream together.

5. Gradually stir the Guinness mix into the egg mix.

6. Sift the dry ingredients in and gently fold in.

7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.

8. Bake for 18 minutes, then turn the oven off, but leave the cupcakes in for a further 5 minutes.

9. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove and let cool completely before frosting.

Ingredients for the Buttercream: Makes enough for 24 Cupcakes

1 cup Butter, room temperature

3 cups Icing Sugar/Powder Sugar

5 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


1. Whisk the butter and sugar together.

2. Add the Baileys cream and vanilla extract and mix well until the mix is smooth and all the sugar has dissolved. (An electric mixer is the best for this job)

3. Decorate the cupcakes as you wish.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

6 responses »

  1. deelicioussweets

    A friend of mine made these for a party yesterday. They were so good! Don’t even get me started on that frosting. Swoon!

  2. I just know Nicholas and Allegra were loving licking the bowl and spatula! Beautiful!! xox Ally 🙂

  3. today is the day for shopping the ingredients and tomorrow it is time! Monday my guests are going to swoon over Nel’s cupcakes….. xxxx thanks for this lovely recipe russian chick!


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