Sunday, 17 February 2013

Naughty But Nice Guinness Cupcakes

The lovely people at have been bringing a little bit of cheer to people all over the country by hiding £20 for a lucky person to find!

They got in touch to offer me £20 to bring a little cheer to myself or others so I decided to turn my most favourite cake recipe into cupcakes and take them into the office to share with everyone on Valentine's Day! I also made peanut butter cupcakes but they weren't quite as photogenic as these Guinness beauties. Both sets of cupcakes went down really well and it's so lovely to be able to put smiles on so many people's faces, so thank you MoneySupermarket!

I adapted the amazing Nigella's Guinness Cake recipe into cupcakes, I've included her recipe below but tweaked it for cupcakes so if you fancy having a go at them, see below! I guarantee they will put a smile on your face, £20 definitely well spent.


For the cake

  • 250 ml Guinness
  • 250 gram(s) unsalted butter
  • 75 gram(s) cocoa powder
  • 400 gram(s) caster sugar
  • 142 ml sour cream
  • 2 medium egg(s)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 275 gram(s) Plain flour
  • 2.5 teaspoon(s) bicarbonate of soda

For the topping

  • 300 gram(s) cream cheese
  • 150 gram(s) Icing sugar
  • 125 ml double cream (or whipping cream)
 Learn more about the 'little wins' here.


  1. i've had these and i very much liked these. well spent indeed

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Wow these look so yummy!

    Emily xx

  4. Gutted that I missed out on these, they look amazing.

    Never take a day off work again, always miss out




I'd love to hear your thoughts and hear about your blog, feel free to leave a link so I can comment back.

Lots of love,
Tweet xx

© Tweet. All rights reserved.