·      1 cup of all purpose flour

·      1 cup of granulated sugar

·      1 tsp baking soda

·      ½ tsp salt

·      ½ cup of unsalted butter

·      ½ cup of Guiness Stout

·      ½ unsweetened cocoa powder

·      1 egg

·      1/3 cup of sour cream



1.     Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

2.     In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3.     In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the Guiness and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Let cool slightly for a few minutes.

4.     While the chocolate/butter/beer cools, using an electric mixer on low, beat the eggs and sour cream into the flour mixture. Pour in the chocolate and continue mixing until combined, about 1½- 2 minutes.

5.     Distribute the batter evenly between the muffin cups.

6.     Bake for 15 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely.

7.     Frost with cream cheese frosting and garnish with chocolate chips.  Makes 12 cupcakes.


These cupcakes are a definite crowd pleaser.  The Guiness flavor isn’t overpowering, but it’s noticeable and gives the cupcakes a rich, moist flavor.  They are a little sweet and rich though, the first one is delicious but too many more after that would be a little much.  All in all, an tasty, decadent dessert.


Rating:  4/5

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