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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Chocolate Stout in a cupcake?!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer cupcake, chocolate stout cupcakes, cream cheese icing
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Stef


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate stout
  • 1 stick plus 1 tb, unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese Don't be lazy and use the cream cheese straight out of the fridge. Wait for it to be room temperature. Who would make a stupid mistake like that and end up with some lumps of cream cheese in the glaze? ummm... me
  • 1 can of Double Chocolate Stout
  • 4 + cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 3 T milk
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 2 squares of melted unsweetened bakers chocolate


Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine the chocolate stout and the butter, chopped into 1-inch chunks, in a large sauce pan, and heat to melt the butter.
  • Remove from heat, and whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  • In a bowl, whisk the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla, then add to the beer mixture.
  • Sift together the flour and baking soda, and fold into the batter.
  • Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 25 minutes, or until inserted cake tester comes out clean.
  • Let stand 10 minutes, remove from cupcake tin, and cool completely on a rack.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.2mg