Stout St. Paddy's Day Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe

makes 24 cupcakes


  • 1 cup dark beer or stout (like as Guinness)
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1¼ cups dutch cocoa powder
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners.

Step 2: In a medium saucepan, heat stout and butter until butter is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder until mixture is smooth.

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Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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Step 4: In the bowl of a mixer, beat together eggs and sour cream until well combined (about 2 minutes). Turn mixer to low and slowly pour in stout mixture and continue mixing until combined.

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Step 5: Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixer while it is on low speed. Turn the mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl; then, continue mixing for 1 minute more.

Step 6: Distribute batter amongst the cupcake liners, filling each muffin cup ¾ of the way full. Slide cupcakes into the top rack of the oven.

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Step 7: Bake for 12 minutes and then move the pans from top rack to the bottom rack and finish cooking for 12 – 13 minutes more.

Step 8: Allow cupcakes to cool completely and top with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

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