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Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich and moist Guinness chocolate cupcakes, topped off with a sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Perfect for St Patrick's day celebrations.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cupcake
Servings: 8 cupcakes



  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C Guinness
  • 1/4 C sour cream


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a regular cupcake pan with 8 liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by sifted dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate Guinness and sour cream, mixing until batter is smooth and streak free.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, add one scoop to each prepared liner. Bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to rest in pan for 3-5 minutes or until easy to handle. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • When ready to frost cupcakes, in a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together frosting ingredients until smooth. Add frosting to a prepared pastry bag with piping tip or frost as desired.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel