Baking with Guinness – Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day Treats

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baking with Guinness beer

Any excuse to celebrate in March is a good thing.

Whether you have Irish roots or not, I see no need to pass up an opportunity to have a party in this slushy month.

Especially this year.  We have endured more than eleven feet of snow this winter in Southern New Brunswick and no February melt to take the snow banks down a notch. A “St. Patrick’s Day” snow storm is forecast for Sunday.


Time to say “uncle”, buy a couple of pints of Guinness and get baking.

St. Patrick’s Day was always a celebration in our house. We didn’t have big parties but we had Irish food and mom would pin a little boutonniere of Shamrocks to my sweater before I left for school.

Baking with Guinness – St. Patrick’s Day Treats:

Guinness and molasses is a lovely taste pairing. It helps that Guinness on its own has a rich molasses notes so it adds extra flavour to baked goods. And adding Guinness to baked goods has a way of turning them into special-occasion food with no extra effort.

Take your pick among these three recipes that pair Guinness with molasses for delicious results:

Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

chocolate stout gingerbread cake

Guinness Soda Bread

Guinness stout soda bread

Guinness Gingerbread Cupcakes with Baily’s Irish Cream Glaze:

Guinness gingerbread cupcakes with Baily's glaze