Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

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Fan of cake? Fan of Guinness? This is the recipe for you! And who would have thought that Guinness and chocolate were such a match made in heaven? Made totally vegan with OGGS® Aquafaba!

PREP TIME 25 minutes
COOK TIME 20-25 minutes (plus cooling)



  • 100ml OGGS® Aquafaba
  • 110g Plant-based butter (we like Naturli Vegan Block)
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 300ml Guinness
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 160g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 200g plant-based cream cheese
  • 125g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan (180°C / Gas 4).

  2. Prepare a cupcake tray with cakes.

  3. In a microwave or over a bain-marie, melt the butter and chocolate until it’s completely smooth. Once cool add the Guinness, coffee and vanilla essence. It might look a little separated at this point but panic not… it' come together once all the ingredients have been added.

  4. Using an electric whisk, whisk the OGGS® Aquafaba for two minutes ‘til it reaches soft peaks. Add a spoon of sugar at a time and continue whisking on a high speed until the mixture is thick and glossy.

  5. Combine all the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until its completely smooth.

  6. Fold in the chocolate mixture with a spatula or metal spoon.

  7. Transfer into cupcake cases.

  8. Pop into the oven for 25 minutes until the cakes have risen and are firm to touch.

  9. While your cake is in the oven, whip up your icing by combining all the ingredients in a clean bowl, and beating with an electric whisk until it’s well mixed.

  10. Pipe on top with a piping bag and a 5mm nozzle. Finish with a little grating of any extra chocolate you have left over!

Top Tips

  • Wait until your cake has cooled down fully before you start icing it… otherwise it will melt off!



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