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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey’s in the frosting! I guess it’s safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

For a more kid-friendly St Patrick’s Day treat, I have St Patty’s Rainbow Cake Pops, Rainbow Fruit Skewers with a Yogurt Fruit Dip, Irish Soda Bread Muffins and even a Shamrock Shake !

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!

St. Patrick’s Day inspired me to create this skinny adult treat. Pinterest can be such a time suck, but it also sparks creativity. After seeing this chocolate stout cake on Ambrosia Baking, a light bulb lit up in my head. I could mess around with my last chocolate cake recipes and use beer in the mix. I found the Double Chocolate Stout in Trader Joe’s, but Guinness would work too.

As for the frosting, I knew I wanted to use Bailey’s, but I couldn’t imagine just how good they would be when combined.

Folks, this was a big success, so if you have a St Patrick’s Day party to go to I highly recommend bringing these. You can double the recipe for more.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

4.88 from 8 votes
10
Cals:189
Protein:3.5
Carbs:31
Fat:6.5
Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – Yes, you read that right, there is ale in the cupcakes and Bailey's in the frosting! I guess it's safe to call these grown-up cupcakes, and boy are they good!!
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 cupcake with frosting

Ingredients

For the Bailey's frosting:

  • 5.5 oz 1/3 less fat Philly Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp Bailey's Irish Cream

For the cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 7 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup stout
  • 4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Combine all the frosting ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until smooth with an electric mixer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners and lightly spray liners with oil (to prevent sticking).
  • In a large bowl sift together all the dry ingredients; sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl combine the wet ingredients (egg through canola oil) and beat until smooth.
  • With a mixer, slowly add the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour into cupcake liners and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupcake with frosting, Calories: 189 kcal, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 3.5 g, Fat: 6.5 g, Sodium: 214.5 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 19.5 g

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170 comments on “Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Made these last night to take to work…there’s only 9 left, I can’t imagine what happened to the other 3 😉 Followed the recipe to a T except I used 2% Fage plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream (just personal preference). I sprayed very generously with coconut oil spray before baking and had no issues at all with them sticking to the papers. I loved the texture! Chewy, moist and flavorful, and I had PLENTY of frosting!

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  3. If you don't want to use alcohol, do you just leave it out or are there substitutions that should be made?

  4. I was recently trying to pull up your diet soda cake recipe and noticed it no longer is posted to the site. Luckily I remembered the recipe mostly (I think) but was curious if it was technical glitch or you pulled it down purposely.

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    Jennifer Rodriguez

    WOW! No one believed they were low fat! I used a vanilla porter since I did not have a chocolate stout on hand…it worked well.

  6. I made these for St. Patty's Day this year and brought a bunch to the office–they were a huge hit! I kept a few for myself too. Very delicious!

    1. I refrigerated half of mine to firm up the frosting for easier transporting. The rest I kept in Tupperware and they lasted a week (possibly longer but they were eaten by then).

  7. SO making these this weekend with my friend. Perfect St. Patty's Day treat! Also it's always great to have an excuse to buy Bailey's.

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    Megan@Whimsically Homemade

    Made these tonight and they came out so good!! I was quite impressed with myself. They were quite a hit with my crowd. Thanks so much for sharing!! That bailey's frosting was just too yummy.

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    celena.nightshade

    Can you replace the chocolate stout for "dekuyper chocolate"? No where in the town I live carries stout.

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    Alexis Anderson

    Where did you purchase the baking cups and shamrock sprinkles? I cannot find them anywhere except for online for RIDICULOUS prices! 😮

  11. Because the sodium is so high in these – could you use regular sour cream/cream cheese – rather than the low fat version to keep the sodium lower?

  12. I made these yesterday for St. Patty's Day and they were great! I have two left. Even my picky mother ate two of these!

  13. OH MAN!!!!! I made these yesterday and was going to give half of them to my Dad and his girlfriend….I ended up only bringing 4 of them to their house tonight because they were too good to give away!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Gina you win again! 🙂 Everything I make of yours is a winner!!! Thanks agaiN! Can't wait to make these again.

  14. For the stout, can't I use Guinness? And for the 'almond milk', can't I substitute for regular whole milk? As the same with using regular sour cream? I'm not into all that 'fat free stuff'.

  15. if you wanted to make a non alcoholic version..what would you use in the cupcakes to relpace the stout? or just omit it?