Celebrate the luck of the Irish with the best of both worlds: super soft and moist dark chocolate Guinness cupcakes with smooth Baileys cream cheese frosting!
Dark Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes ‣ 2 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda ‣ 1 cup Guinness ‣ 1 cup unsalted butter ‣ 2 cup granulated sugar ‣ 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ‣ 2/3 cup sour cream ‣ 2 large egg, at room temperature ‣ 2 tablespoon vanilla extract Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting ‣ 8 ounce cream cheese, softened ‣ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened ‣ 4 cup powdered sugar ‣ 4 tablespoon Baileys Irish Cream, to taste
To kick things off, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) in a mixing bowl, then set them aside.
In a saucepan, heat the Guinness and butter until the butter is melted.
Slowly whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder until both are dissolved. Once done, remove the saucepan from heat and allow the chocolate Guinness mixture to cool.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the sour cream, vanilla, and eggs until combined.
Slowly blend in the cooled chocolate Guinness mixture until incorporated, then mix in the dry ingredients until a combined (but watery) batter forms.
Pour the batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners, filling the cavities about 3/4 of the way full.
While the cupcakes bake and cool, prepare the frosting by whipping together the cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy, then mix in the powdered sugar and Baileys Irish cream. Once done, decorate!