If you've ever had a shot of Irish whiskey and Irish cream dropped in a glass of Guinness®, this it in dessert form. The best cupcake ever.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cupcakes
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

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  • 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.

  • Whisk sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl; pour into the saucepan and mix until a smooth batter forms.

  • Stir flour and baking soda together. Fold into the batter. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spread frosting over cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 58.3g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 53.7mg; sodium 197.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
These are awesome!! I'll admit that the making of the cupcakes was different than what I've done in the past (i.e. the traditional creaming of the butter and sugar, beating in the eggs, slowly adding in the dry ingredients, etc.). Nevertheless, I followed the instructions to a T, and ended up with beautiful and delicious cupcakes! I got 20 cupcakes out of this, and they only needed 20 minutes to bake--so watch your time on these. The frosting needed a bit of adjusting, as it was already too dry with just 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar added. So I added in an extra tablespoon of Irish Cream, splash of vanilla, and heavy cream a tablespoon at a time until I got a spreadable consistency (about 4 tablespoons total). This made for some of the best tasting frosting I have ever had! It's amazing! And I got the perfect amount to frost all the cupcakes too! Fantastic recipe, thank you so much! Will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2019
These are awesome!! I'll admit that the making of the cupcakes was different than what I've done in the past (i.e. the traditional creaming of the butter and sugar, beating in the eggs, slowly adding in the dry ingredients, etc.). Nevertheless, I followed the instructions to a T, and ended up with beautiful and delicious cupcakes! I got 20 cupcakes out of this, and they only needed 20 minutes to bake--so watch your time on these. The frosting needed a bit of adjusting, as it was already too dry with just 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar added. So I added in an extra tablespoon of Irish Cream, splash of vanilla, and heavy cream a tablespoon at a time until I got a spreadable consistency (about 4 tablespoons total). This made for some of the best tasting frosting I have ever had! It's amazing! And I got the perfect amount to frost all the cupcakes too! Fantastic recipe, thank you so much! Will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
Frosting was a little stiff. Added more Baileys and some regular cream. Tasted fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
Delicious! Very pleased with taste and consistency of cupcake and icing. Didn t quite need all the confectioners sugar the recipe called for but had enough and it was quite tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
A big hit for St Patrick’s Day Read More
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