Fun fact: Did you know that Saint Patrick was a real person? He lived from c. AD 385 to AD 461, and was the most celebrated patron Saint of Ireland.
Guinness, on the other hand, is one of Ireland’s most celebrated alcoholic beverages. The characteristically black stout is known throughout the world for its distinctly rich, malty flavor, and anything remotely resembling chocolate would taste great in a cupcake, right?
To celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday, I’m making one of my favorite cupcakes (which just so happens to fit in with the theme) : the Beach Town Guinness Cupcake, made with—you guessed it—Guinness stout. And not only do I use Guinness in the cake recipe, I also douse it in the meringue topping, too, because really, you can never have too much Guinness!
I pipe and torch a tall mound of meringue over the cupcake to resemble the frosty head of a pint, and then top it off with a shamrock sugar charm from LUCKS.
Only one bottle of Guinness is used for each batch (but I always have another one in hand just in case ) It’s the perfect boozy treat for St. Patrick’s Day, and I know I’ll be enjoying some of these this Sunday!
Come on into my beach town bakery, Sugar Blossom Bake Shop, and grab one of these for the weekend. As for the recipe, well, you’ll have to stay tuned for my cookbook for this one 😉