One of my friends REALLY loves the Irish Guinness beer. I mean, she says she drinks it like chocolate milk. Me? I don’t get the appeal…I don’t care for it all that much, as while it tastes good, one glass completely fills me up! I prefer IPAs and Blonde and Red Ales, as they’re light and refreshing. I will drink a Guinness and like it, but I am not one of those people who becomes upset if it’s not on draft at the bar when we walk in. Yes, I’ve seen that happen at numerous bars during my travels! The lovely thing about Guinness though, is that it can be used in all sorts of recipes because it has that hint of sweetness to it! Take this Saint Patrick’s Day Chocolate Guinness Frosted Cupcakes Recipe that my friend Kari came up with as an example. Not only is it absolutely perfect for all Guinness lovers, but it’s the perfect dessert to serve during Saint Patrick’s Day – and I suppose, all year round!
I went to Ireland for the first time (hopefully of very, very many times) in 2017 and I fell so in love with the country! Most of my days were spent with my small group tour, exploring the beautiful Irish countryside and visiting local historical sights, fantastic eateries and the local Irish pubs. Now you all know that I LOVE an Irish pub! I visit them all over the world, whether I am here in Miami, in New York City, Barcelona or Germany! Yes, you can say that I am a big fan of Irish pubs!
On my first evening in Ireland, my friends and I had dinner in an Irish pub and I tried a Guinness. To be honest, I can’t remember if I had ever drank a FULL Guinness in the United States, but of course I had tried one before. That evening, in honor of the Irish American man I was dating, and my friend, I drank an entire pint of Guinness. I was very, very full after that one beer!
Now, while I may not want to drink an entire pint of Guinness, I sure do love the taste in this Saint Patrick’s Day Chocolate Guinness Frosted Cupcakes Recipe! It lends the perfect amount of richness to these cupcakes, and the frosting really balances out the richness of the cake.
Saint Patrick’s Day Chocolate Guinness Frosted Cupcakes Recipe
- 12 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled completely
- 1 cup of Guinness beer
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of marshmallow cream
- 3/4 cup of prepared white frosting
- St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles
In a small saucepan, add your Guinness beer and the 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Stir them very well. Cook this mixture on the stove over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, making sure to stir it frequently so that it doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan in clumps. You want to reduce your mixture to a syrup like consistency for the best result. Don’t worry if it is runny, it’s supposed to be that way! Remove the syrup from the heat and let it set for five minutes. Once the mixture begins to cool down, the mixture should be almost like a molasses.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the marshmallow cream and the frosting. Pour in the syrup and beat with an electric mixer it until it is combined really well. You shouldn’t see any chunks or lumps in the consistency.
Next, you will want to place the frosting into a piping bag and then gently pipe onto cupcakes. Then all you have to do is to top them with sprinkles! Oh, and of course, enjoy them!
If you aren’t sure where to get Saint Patrick’s Day sprinkles, try Amazon! They have a large assortment – almost endless, really – of all kinds of decorations for cakes, cookies and cupcakes!
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Chocolate Guinness Frosted Cupcakes Recipe
- 12 chocolate cupcakes baked and cooled completely
- 1 cup Guinness beer
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup marshmallow cream
- 3/4 cup prepared white frosting
- St. Patrick's Day Sprinkles
In a small saucepan, add beer and brown sugar. Stir well. Cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently. You want to reduce your mixture to a syrup like consistency. It will be runny. Remove from heat and let set for five minutes. The mixture should be almost like a molasses.
In a mixing bowl, add marshmallow cream and frosting. Pour in syrup. Beat until combined well.
Place frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes. Then top them with sprinkles!
Did you enjoy this Saint Patrick’s Day Chocolate Guinness Frosted Cupcakes Recipe? We have lots of Saint Patrick’s Day recipes on the blog, ranging from cookies, cupcakes, cocktails, soups and side dishes!
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If you’re interested in reading about the week I spent in Ireland in 2017, check these articles out! I spent one day in Dublin, then headed off to a Ring of Kerry small group tour with Rabbies Tours – and it was amazing! My favorite part of the tour was the two days I spent in Killarney. Then I went back to Dublin, where I caught my flight home to Miami…and suffice it say, I left a little bit of my heart in Ireland and I can’t wait to go back for a second, third, fourth…well, you get it! I want to go back as often as possible! As lovely as my tour through the Ring of Kerry was, I can’t wait to see the rest of the country!