Guinness Cupcakes

Guinness cupcakes

These Guinness cupcakes are a real treat for Guinness lovers and the perfect blend of sweet and savoury tastes.

Make them without breaking the bank when you buy Tesco brand baking ingredients.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12 people


Heat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.

Beat the butter, sugar and malt or treacle together until light and creamy. Gradually stir in the eggs, adding a little flour if the mixture starts to separate.

Sift the cocoa powder into the mixture, then add the flour, baking powder and Guinness and beat lightly until evenly mixed.

Divide the mixture between the wells in a 12-hole muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 mins, until risen and firm to the touch.

Allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Then beat in the icing sugar and the alcohol until the mixture forms soft peaks.

Chill for 30 minutes, if necessary. Then spread over the cupcakes and scatter on some green sugar sprinkles. 



125g butter, softened
175g light muscovado sugar
1 tbsp malt extract or black treacle
3 eggs
35g cocoa powder
175g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
100ml Guinness
75g butter, softened
180g full-fat cream cheese
150g icing sugar
1 tbsp Irish cream liqueur, whisky or Guinness