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Stout Whiskey Cupcakes

This recipe for Stout Whiskey Cupcakes start with a stout cake base, are filled with a delicious whisky ganache, and topped with a sweet Irish cream frosting!

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This recipe for Irish stout whiskey Cupcakes Recipe is all you’ll need to impress your booze loving friends. It is surprisingly delicious.

And I’m not even kidding. Whiskey is not my go-to, especially when thinking of desserts, but it works here. The flavors blend together giving you an incredibly rich and delicious cupcake!

Recipe Features:

  • Rich Chocolate Cake: Adding a stout kicks the chocolate flavor up!
  • Boozy Cupcakes– Stout in the cake, whiskey in the filling, and Irish cream frosting.
  • Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipe!
Stout Whiskey Cupcakes recipe

What You Need:

These cupcakes are dreamy for so many reasons. The Irish stout in the cupcake, the whiskey filling, and the sweet Bailey’s frosting combine for PERFECTION.

  • Guinness or Irish Stout
  • Dark Cocoa
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Cream
  • Whiskey
  • Irish Cream
Irish Stout Whiskey Cupcakes whiskey ganache

Step by Step Instructions:

Guinness Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Heat the Guinness and butter in a small sauce pan until the butter is melted, about 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Combine the eggs, vanilla, and yogurt in the bowl of your electric mixer and stir until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chocolate beer mixture and continue to stir until combined. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely.

Whiskey Ganache

To tone down the whiskey flavor, I decided to mix it in with a little chocolate. You can never go wrong with a chocolate ganache and this filling turned out wonderful. I added only a teaspoon of Jameson, but you could probably get away with a little more. If you are brave, that is.

  1. Place the chocolates into a small glass bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream until just boiling. Pour over your chocolates and let sit for two minutes.
  3. Stir until melted and smooth. Add the whiskey and continue to mix until fully incorporated.
Irish Stout Whiskey Cupcakes whiskey

Stout Whiskey Cupcakes Tips and FAQs:

A few tips for these Baileys Cupcakes:

  • Be sure to mix only until each item is incorporated.
  • Use room temperature ingredients and scrape the sides of the bowl regularly.
  • Cupcake scoops aren’t necessary, but they do help keep your cupcake sizing even. 
  • Cupcakes are finished baking when a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean or the tops spring back when gently pressed. 
  • Chill completely before frosting. This helps keep your frosting from melting off and helps it hold its shape.

So bust out your cupcake liners and get into the kitchen. These treats are a must have today or any other day. Just make sure you don’t get too carried away with the whiskey before you get started!

Irish Stout Whiskey Cupcakes

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Stout Whiskey Cupcakes

Stout Whiskey Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This recipe for Stout Whiskey Cupcakes start with a stout cake base, are filled with a delicious whisky ganache, and topped with a sweet Irish cream frosting!

Ingredients

Guinness Cupcakes

  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt

Whiskey Ganache

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-3 teaspoons Irish Whiskey

Irish Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee Creamer

Instructions

Guinness Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Heat the Guinness and butter in a small sauce pan until the butter is melted, about 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Combine the eggs, vanilla, and yogurt in the bowl of your electric mixer and stir until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chocolate beer mixture and continue to stir until combined. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely.

Whiskey Ganache

  1. Place the chocolates into a small glass bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream until just boiling. Pour over your chocolates and let sit for two minutes.
  3. Stir until melted and smooth. Add the whiskey and continue to mix until fully incorporated.

Irish Cream Frosting:

  1. Whip the butter until fluffy with the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
  3. Mix in the coffee creamer. Turn the mixer to low/medium speed and whip five minutes, or until fluffy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 3g
This recipe for Stout Whiskey Cupcakes start with a stout cake base, are filled with a delicious whisky ganache, and topped with a sweet Irish cream frosting!

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Irish Native

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Nice one! Imagine celebrating another country's national & religious holiday with a food that offends its population

Jesseca

Saturday 13th of March 2021

I'm sorry you find this offensive and appreciate you bringing this to my attention. Honestly had no idea the name of this "famous" drink was related to so much suffering. Will work on changing this post asap.

Michelle

Saturday 5th of December 2015

This looks delicious. I can't seem to figure out from the photo or directions where or how to apply the ganache. I think you described it as a filling ... do we fill the cupcakes like you would a cream filled donut, or is it spread on top of the cupcake and then also frosted with the flavored frosting, or is to be used in lieu of the frosting? Thank you so much!

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