Although I miss the celebratory nature of a good St. Patrick’s Day bar scene, I am more of a fan of a quiet St. Patrick’s Day only because crowded bars give me anxiety. That said, baking up some Guinness filled treats like a tray of Guinness brownies or snickerdoodles in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day sounds good to me. So if you’re a fan of relaxing baking time or have an awesome party to go to (or coworkers to impress) you’ll enjoy this roundup of Guinness desserts.
8 Sweet Guinness Recipes
Ooh these are deadly looking aren’t they? Start with Guinness brownies drizzled in Bailey’s and/or whiskey, then chocolate cheesecake made with Bailey’s, then a layer of Bailey’s ganache, and then, oh yes then, whiskey spiked whipped cream. Drool.
Brownies had to be on this roundup. I mean come on, who doesn’t love brownies? And since you do love em too, you’ll love that chocolate flavor is enhanced when beer is add to the mix. Rich, flavorful, moist, chocolately brownies to end all brownies.
Guess what you guys? This cake is vegan. Yep, vegan. A lovely cake made with Foreign Extra Guinness (the vegan Guinness out there) and a faux Irish cream frosting made with Irish whiskey, cocoa powder, and strongly brewed coffee. Sounds great to me!
These Guinness snickerdoodles are genius. I’d never think to add Guinness to a snickerdoodle but it adds richness to the already wonderfully tasty cinnamon sugar cookie.
A wonderfully dense Guinness chocolate cupcake and Bailey’s frosting with a dusting of cocoa powder. Delish! Cupcakes are always a party favorite and this is just the right kind of treat to lift everyone’s spirits for St. Patty’s.
There were a lot of great Guinness chocolate cake recipes to choose from but the fact that this uses malted milk powder gives it that extra indulgent edge. Smother this rich cake in some deliciously boozy Baileys frosting and you’re ready to party.
Crinkle cookies make me think of Christmas but I love this little twist for St. Patrick’s day. The beer deepens the flavor to make this already addictive cookie even richer.
If you’ve never had a poke cake, you haven’t lived! If you love moist, delicious, gooey cakes then a poke cake is the way to go. It’s a Guinness chocolate cake soaked with Guinness chocolate ganache, and topped with Guinness whipped cream. Ooh baby!