potluck ideas

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting


Since I’ve seen so many recipes for Chocolate Stout cupcakes lately, I decided that I must make them for St. Patrick’s Day!  The stout makes them extra soft and fluffy.  I found this recipe on the Betty Crocker website and loved it because they only need a few ingredients and are so simple to make.  I chose to do a vanilla icing, but you can also do an Irish Cream frosting, which is perfect for an all adults potluck.


1 box deviled foods cake mix

1 1/4 cups Guinness stout beer

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 stick butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

4 T. milk

Using a mixer, combine together the cake mix, Guinness, oil, and eggs in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds.  Then, mix on medium high speed for another two minutes.

Line a regular-sized muffin tin with baking cups.  Scoop 1/4 cup batter into each tin.  If using a dark or nonstick pan, bake at 325 degrees (or 350 degrees if using a regular pan) for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Transfer to a rack and let cool.

In a separate bowl, mix the butter and powdered sugar until combined.  Add the vanilla, salt, and milk. Mix on medium speed until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them, and store them in an airtight container until potluck time!  (I made them the day before and they were still wonderful, but I wouldn’t make them any earlier than that.)

St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Recipes!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pasta Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole   lime-pecan-bars

St. Patrick’s Day potlucks are all about the Irish and green recipes.  Here are some of our favorites!:

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Broccoli Salad

Cabbage Casserole

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pasta

Edamame Salad

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Irish Oatmeal Cake

Irish Soda Bread

Key Lime Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Pea Slaw

Potato Casserole

Spinach Cranberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Super Bowl Potluck Recipes!


Super Bowl is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning!

We have game day recipes for everything from small bites, handheld foods, and dips to chilis, salads, sides, and desserts.


Apricot Walnut Bites

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Corn Dog Cupcakes

Deviled Eggs

Lasagna Cupcakes

Little Smokies in Crescent Rolls

Meatball Appetizers

Mochi Chicken Nuggets

Sausage Cheddar Balls

Stuffed Mushrooms

Twice Baked Potatoes with Soy Chorizo



Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Chili Sauce and Cream Cheese Appetizer

Layer Bean Dip

Pizza Dip

Salsa Dip

Soy Chorizo Fundido



3 Can Chili

Cannellini Bean Chili

Chili Cookoff Recipe

Chipotle Bean Chili

Quick Bean Soup



Baked Beans with Bacon

Baked Corn Casserole

Beet Salad

Broccoli Salad

Cilantro Corn Salad

Edamame Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Mac Salad

Jamie’s Famous Pasta Salad

Multi-Bean Salad

Pea Slaw

Potato Casserole

Sloppy Joe Crescent Roll Casserole

Tarragon Potato Salad



Chocolate Caramel Cake

Grandma’s Chocolate Eclair Cake

Ice Cream Cake

Key Lime Pie

Mini Lemon Tarts


Need more ideas for your Super Bowl potluck? Click here to all Potluck Time recipes by category!