Guinness Cupcakes from Around the World

When it comes to being creative or just a dare devil everyone wants to be part of the Guinness World Record and become famous as being the only one! Well, when it comes to baking there are quite a few Guinness cupcakes winners.

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There have been many attempts to be the only one and when looking at the Guinness World Record official site you find some interesting attempts – however, the largest cupcake noted weighs 2,594 lbs made by “Georgetown Cupcakes on 2 November 2011.”

They attempted the whole baking process live on air and the pan for baking this massive cupcake was custom made to make sure that the cupcake bakes through. Once completing the process the cupcake was 56” in diameter and 36” tall.

Some more famous cupcakes

The Irish Car Bomb cupcakes another famous cupcake enjoyed by many and the name itself makes you wonder what it is all about! This famous cupcake created with the all-famous drink the Irish enjoy so much a tumbler filled with Guinness and layered with a shot glass of Jameson Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish cream.

The shot of whiskeys dropped into the beer and you drink it up quickly before the cream starts curdling – it may not sound delicious, but the Irish say it is over the moon with a bursting flavor of tastes. Well, the Irish has taken this creation further by creating a cupcake for birthday parties and events, leaving guests astounded with the delectable taste.

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The All-Famous Recipe

Now if you are looking for a hit at your festivity why not bake, up some of these delicious cupcakes by following the Irish Car Bomb cupcakes recipe:

Recipe makes about 30 cupcakes

Cupcake ingredients

  1. Guinness stout beer 1 cup
  2. Unsalted butter 16 tablespoons
  3. Cocoa powder, unsweetened ½ cup
  4. Chocolate, unsweetened 2 oz or 2 squares
  5. All-purpose flour 2 ½ cups
  6. Corn flour 2 tablespoons
  7. Sugar 2 cups
  8. Baking soda 2 tsp
  9. Salt ¾ teaspoon
  10. Eggs 2 
  11. Sour cream 1 cup

Topping Jameson Ganache

  1. Bittersweet chocolate 4 oz finely chopped
  2. Heavy cream ½ cup
  3. Butter left at room temperature 1 tbsp
  4. Irish whiskey 3 tbsp

Butter cream frosting Bailey

  1. Egg whites 4
  2. Sugar ¾ cup
  3. Vanilla sugar ¼ cup
  4. Butter, unsalted 4 sticks
  5. Bailey’s Irish cream 100 ml

Instructions for making the Irish Car Bomb cupcakes

Start by preheating the oven to 350°F and line two muffin pans with some cupcake liners. Take a saucepan and start melting the butter over medium heat. Reduce the heat and add the chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and beer while whisking together.

Remove pan from heat and set aside. Take a large bowl and combine the corn flour, salt, baking soda, and flour mixing it well. Take your electric mixer and beat together the sour cream and eggs on slow while adding the beer mixture and mixing well.

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Now add the dry ingredients and while keeping on low speed, gradually mix the ingredients until incorporated. Divide the batter, fill the cupcake liners about ¾ full, and bake for 10 minutes. Once the cupcakes baked transfer to cooling rack.

Now it is time to make the topping:

Take a bowl and place the butter and chocolate in it. Take a cup and boil the cream in the microwave, remove and pour over the butter and chocolate. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, stir until thick, and add the whiskey while stirring. Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes and stir while repeating until solid with a thick chocolate consistency.

By placing your Irish Car Bomb cupcakes in the freezer for 10 minutes will help prevent your Ganache from running down the cupcakes. Take the cupcake by its bottom and dip the top section of it until the wrapper line in the Ganache and leave to cool down for at least an hour.

Now take a medium bowl and add the egg whites with a pinch of salt and whisk – add the sugar while whisking together. Place the bowl over some simmering water while whisking until all the sugars dissolved and smooth with no grittiness. Transfer mixture to the electric mixer bowl and whisk on medium for 10 minutes tripling the mixture in size. Slowly add the butter and may look curdled and mix while adding powdered sugar to taste. Add the Bailey’s cream and prevent over mixing.

Place the mixture in a piping bag, decorate the cupcakes, and enjoy!


When it comes to cupcakes, everyone has their all time favorites like the Bailey’s Irish cream cupcakes! This delicious cupcake with a basic cupcake recipe – added cinnamon and Bailey’s cream inside, topped with Bailey’s cream topping makes a delicious treat at any event.

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Whether you are looking for a Guinness cupcake made the Irish way or maybe the American way, they are all delicious and by following our provided recipe, you will be the hit at every festivity with your own cupcake creation!

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