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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

These Chocolate Stout Cupcakes are moist, sweet and flavored with Guinness Stout Beer - perfect for a party or holiday celebration!
Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 bottle Guinness stout beer preferably @ room temperature
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract*
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1-pound box confectioners sugar (roughly 4 cups)
  • *optional* Wilton food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking soda and salt until thoroughly mixed.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the stout beer, melted butter and vanilla. Beat in eggs, adding one at a time. Mix in sour cream and mix thoroughly until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Lightly grease cupcake or muffin tins. Pour batter into muffin tins, filling to 3/4 full. Bake for 12 minutes, then rotate the pan in the oven, and bake an additional 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before taking them out of the muffin tin.

Icing Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the heavy cream, continuing to mix on low. Add the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time, and mix thoroughly until smooth. Frost immediately or cover and refrigerate icing until ready to use.