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Jill Bakes | Best Ever Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Icing

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The perfect bake for St Patrick’s Day! These are so delicious and simple to make - you have to try them.

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie


Makes 12

For the cupcake:

125ml Guinness

125g unsalted butter

50g cocoa powder

150g caster sugar

50g light brown sugar

75g sour cream

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

140g plain flour

Pinch of salt

1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the icing:

150g cream cheese

100g icing sugar

1 heaped tsp cornflour

75ml double cream

1-2 tbsp Baileys (optional)

Jill Bakes’ chocolate Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish cream icing


Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan. Set 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.

Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan and add the butter. Heat until the butter is melted, then whisk in the cocoa and sugars with a balloon whisk.

In another bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla by hand and then pour into the pan. Next sieve in the flour, salt and bicarb and whisk to combine.

Pour into each muffin case and bake for 17-20 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on the tray, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Whip the cream cheese for about a minute with a hand mixer until smooth, Sieve in the icing sugar and cornflour. Mix with the hand mixer.

Whip the double cream in a separate bowl until holding soft peaks and then fold into the cream cheese mixture gently. Add the Baileys and fold -» through.

Spread or pipe the icing over the top of each cupcake and serve. Will keep for 1-2 days in the fridge.


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 54,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill Bakes - a young woman with blonde hair, standing in the kitchen and smiling

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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