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Guinness Doughnuts with Irish Whiskey Frosting

These Guinness Doughnuts with Irish Whiskey Frosting are incredibly moist and perfectly potent, making for a superb St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Irish
Keyword: Baked Donuts, Baked Doughnuts, Beer Desserts, Guinness Desserts, St. Patrick's Day Dessert, St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Author: Sues


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Guinness
  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk (can use soy or other dairy alternative)
  • 1 batch Irish Whiskey Frosting (recipe below)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Irish Whiskey Frosting

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4-5 Tbsp Irish whiskey
  • 1-3 drops green food coloring


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and lightly spray a doughnut pan with cooking oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter, Guinness, and chocolate milk.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, taking care not to over-mix. 
  • Fill each cavity in the doughnut pan about 3/4 of the way with batter. I like to put batter in a plastic bag, cut off the corner, and squeeze the batter into the doughnut pan (you could also use a pastry bag).
  • Bake doughnuts for 8-10 minutes until they're cooked through and light and springy to the touch. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to cooling racks to cool completely. Repeat with second batch of doughnuts (if your doughnut pan only holds six). 
  • Once doughnuts are completely cooled, frost with Irish whiskey frosting and add sprinkles, if desired.

Irish Whiskey Frosting

  • In a large bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, softened butter, salt, and 4 Tbsp whiskey until well combined. If frosting is still too thick, add additional Tbsp of whiskey.
  • Add green food coloring 1 drop at a time and stir until it's blended and desired color is achieved.