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7 Salty & Sweet Recipes To Make With Guinness Stout

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Maple Bourbon Frosting and Pretzels

Saint Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, fall...there are so many times of the year when a Guinness is a good idea. Plus this hearty stout offers the perfect opportunity to get a little experimental in the kitchen.

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In its liquid state, stout is okay, but have you tried incorporating Guinness into some of your go-to recipes? From personal experience, I can tell you it really is a game-changer! It lends itself beautifully to anything chocolate, coffee, salty, and super sweet. I guess the stout needs a punchy, strong flavor to counterbalance its bitter flavor notes.

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Best Guinness Recipes

In this collection of the 7 best Guinness recipes, you'll see how the hoppy Irish ale is a perfect ingredient match for cakes, pies, cupcakes, biscuits—even jello shots—which means you can now get your Guinness fix in dessert form too. Cheers!

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<p>CraftBeering</p><p>If your version of perfect is no nuts, fudgy, dense, slightly chewy, very rich with a hint of <a href="https://parade.com/1367204/jessicasager/types-of-beer/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:beer;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">beer</a>, this brownie is for you.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/254960/jackiedodd/chocolate-stout-brownies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chocolate Stout Brownies;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chocolate Stout Brownies</a></strong></p>
<p>Mark Boughton Photography/Styling by Teresa Blackburn</p><p>Vinegar is the surprise ingredient in this boozy chocolate cake, a scrumptious last-minute dessert to make for your valentine. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/728361/parade/chocolate-stout-vinegar-cake-with-raspberry-coulis/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chocolate-Stout Vinegar Cake With Raspberry Coulis;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chocolate-Stout Vinegar Cake With Raspberry Coulis</a></strong></p>
<p>Jackie Dodd</p><p>This cake is much simpler than logic should allow. It's one bowl, barely more work than a boxed cake, and it ends in a rich, fudgy, boozy and beautiful cake that is shockingly delicious.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/841262/jackiedodd/one-bowl-chocolate-stout-loaf-cake-with-bourbon-whipped-cream/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One Bowl Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">One Bowl Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream</a></strong></p>
<p>Skinny Sweets Daily</p><p>This rich and decadent chocolate cake comes out perfect every time. Using a cake mix saves time, <em>and </em>it always delivers a moist no-fail cake. Using stout accentuates the deep notes of chocolate. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: Chocolate Stout St. Patrick's Day Cake</strong></p>

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This rich and decadent chocolate cake comes out perfect every time. Using a cake mix saves time, and it always delivers a moist no-fail cake. Using stout accentuates the deep notes of chocolate.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Stout St. Patrick's Day Cake

<p>Jackie Dodd</p><p>These booze-spiked cupcakes are the perfect little treat. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Maple Bourbon Frosting and Pretzels</strong></p>

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These booze-spiked cupcakes are the perfect little treat.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Maple Bourbon Frosting and Pretzels

<p>Jackie Dodd</p><p>With a ingredient list that includes cream, milk, eggs, sugar, booze, there's no way not to fall in love with this glass of drinkable boozed-up ice cream. As long as take the ten minutes and make it from scratch, really, it's very simple.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/240188/jackiedodd/pub-nog-beer-eggnog/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beer Egg Nog;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Beer Egg Nog</a></strong></p>
<p>Jackie Dodd</p><p>The nutty sweetness of that Southern charmer, the pecan pie, is a perfect match for the malty flavors of a good dark beer. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/237048/jackiedodd/chocolate-beer-pecans/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chocolate Porter Pecan Pie Recipe;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chocolate Porter Pecan Pie Recipe</a></strong></p>

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