Guinness Choc Cupcakes

This gorgeous, moist, airy, not-too-sweet, Guinness-enhanced cupcake recipe was given to my mom by Libby,an American friend of ours who has recently made South Africa her home.

My dear mother (who is of Irish decent), insisted that my life would not be the same if I didn’t whip up a batch.

Have you heard the saying “mother knows best”?  Well, it appears to be true and I must say these little kolwyntjies are amazing!

Go, on… crank up that oven and start breaking the eggs!

-Hey, I’m not your mom… but you will still thank me 😉

Adapted from this recipe

2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup plain yoghurt
¾ cup Guinness
2 tsp Vanilla extract
½ cup cocoa
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ cup cake flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp cinnamon
6 Tbs butter, melted

250g cream cheese
4 Tbs butter
4 cups icing sugar
½ t vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C.

2. Fill a cupcake pan with cupcake papers. Set aside

3. Melt butter and set aside

4. Whisk together eggs and yoghurt and add the Guinness

5. Sift dry ingredients together- flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda in a separate bowl

6. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir well to combine

7. Add the melted butter and mix well

8. Pour batter into cupcake papers to ¾ full

9. Place pan on centre rack of oven allowing to bake for approx 25mins.

10. When cupcakes are cooked through, remove from the pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool before icing


  1. combine the cream cheese and butter until well creamed. Add vanilla
  2. sift icing sugar and gradually add to cream cheese. Use immediately or refrigerate if preparing in advance

Happy Monday!



4 Comments on “Guinness Choc Cupcakes”

  1. beingbrazen says:

    Wow, those look so yummy!

  2. These look incredible! I feel like it’s been too long since I’ve baked some cupcakes, I think it’s time!!! 🙂

  3. Dee says:

    Think I will bake these next week!!

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