St Patrick’s

Happy belated everyone-gets-to-be-Irish day!

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I know this is late but we had a great St Patty’s day party at work which included a potluck and these were the cupcakes I made!



Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease 24-30 cupcake cups, or fill with paper liners.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the butter, Guinness, cocoa and brown sugar, whisking often, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Sift together salt, flour, white sugar and baking soda. Add the cooled Guinness mixture and beat for 1 minute. Add eggs and sour cream and beat for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter evenly amongst the cupcake cups. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then remove and transfer to a cooling rack until completely cooled.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 4-6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons Irish cream


  1. Cream butter until very light and fluffy. Add salt, and slowly add confectioners sugar. Add Bailey’s and milk until spreadable consistency is achieved.

Recipe adapted from one on



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