Guinness Nutella Cupcakes
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Yesterday I experienced my first “earthquake.” When it was happening my logical mind thought that someone had mistaken our house for one of the houses undergoing construction and was bulldozing my house. I’m very logical. I’m also from Kansas so the idea of an earthquake was never thought of.  That has nothing to do with this post… I just wanted to share.
Yesterday I made some of my Homemade Nutella.  It’s so good…

I also went to dinner with Josh and a group of his guy friends…. interesting conversations always come up. Always.

Since last night was “the last night of summer,” they wanted to have a boys night .

For many women out there this may be a disconcerting event…. but no. This is what my man’s boys night looked like:

Settlers of Catan

Margaritas – Jonathan style (which means it is one strong drink)

Cupcakes – manly cupcakes… they have beer in it

The boys wanted either brownies or cupcakes.  All I needed to tell them is that I have one killer Guinness cupcake recipe, and they were sold.

I decided I wanted to do something different from my vanilla bean buttercream that I typical use with the Guinness cupcake.  Then a light bulb went off… “Jill, you just made nutella this morning…. nutella buttercream!”

It has been declared by Josh (the hubs), that these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made.  “I never brag, but friends do tell me I’m quite accomplished in the art of baking”…. sorry, modified quote from the movie Emma.

The Guinness cake recipe is one of my favorites.  I use it often just as my normal chocolate cake recipe because it has a wonderful texture and isn’t overly sweet.  And really. Nutella Buttercream. Do I need to say anything further on that subject? Yum!

Guinness Nutella Cupcakes

cake recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle Guinness Stout
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line or grease your cupcake pans.  In a large bowl, combine the Guinness, milk, vegetable oil, butter, and vanilla.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Mix in the yogurt.
In another large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, flour and baking soda. Gradually pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 the way full and bake for about 15-25 minutes.  The cupcakes are done with you lightly push on the tops and it bounces back like a sponge.  Do not over bake.
For the Nutella Buttercream:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Nutella or homemade nutella
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Approximately 1 1/2 lbs powdered sugar, sifted
  • milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and nutella together until creamy, 5 minutes.   Add the cocoa powder.  Slowly add in the sifted powdered sugar.  Add just enough milk to make the mixture creamy (about  2 tablespoons).  Add the vanilla.
Once the cupcakes are completely cool, pipe on the buttercream.  Top with sprinkles you please!
  1. homemade nutella….clicking over now! sounds delicious

  2. omg those cupcakes sound ahh-mazing! xo

  3. these are the best cupcakes you’ve made. double YUM!

  4. Haha, this is what my man’s man night looks like. These cupcakes seem incredible…and I <3 your photos of them! (never woulda guessed, right?!) lol..

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