Chocolate Stout Cupcakes – Valentine’s Day Dessert!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

I came up with these “His & Hers” Valentine’s Day Chocolate Stout Cupcakes as I was thinking about a Valentine’s Day dessert.  I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day fan, but I’m all for an excuse to make something with chocolate!  Since my husband would much rather a beer, I thought I’d combine the two!  If you liked my Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Streusel Cream Cheese Frosting from this fall, I’m sure you’ll love these Chocolate Stout Cupcakes.  A cake mix, a chocolate stout or your favorite chocolate beer, and a few other simple ingredients, and you’ll have some decadent Chocolate Stout Cupcakes in no time!  A perfect His & Hers treat for Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

First thing I did was melt the butter with instant coffee in the microwave until the coffee dissolved.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

Then I added the butter and coffee to the cake mix, beer, and eggs.  As you can see I used a Pillsbury cake mix and Harpoon Chocolate Stout.  If you use a different cake mix you may have to alter the liquids/ingredients a little based on the recipe on the box.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

Stir until just combined.  So rich and chocolatey!  The beer gives the batter a nice flavor without overpowering it.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

I used my ice cream scoop to divide the cake batter among the paper liners.  Quick and easy!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

Bake cupcakes according to package directions.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

While the cupcakes are baking, beat together the frosting ingredients and pipe/frost as desired.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

You may need a big glass of milk with these chocolate stout cupcakes or another beer!  Enjoy!

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Recipe |

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
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Serves: 24
A cake mix, a beer, and a few other ingredients for some decadent cupcakes!
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 (18.25oz) chocolate cake mix
  • 1¼ cup chocolate stout/beer
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate stout/beer
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter and coffee granules together in microwave.
  3. Place cake mix, 1¼ cups stout, and eggs in large mixing bowl. Add butter and coffee and mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. For frosting, mix together cream cheese, butter, cocoa powder, stout, and unsweetened chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Mix in powdered sugar until desired consistency. Frost cupcakes as desired.
SNAPPY TIPS: When making the frosting, be sure your butter and cream cheese is at room temperature and soft otherwise your frosting may get lumpy.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Any chocolate beer may be substituted for the chocolate stout.

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  1. Nom! I am not a big beer fan, but it is great with chocolate. These look great.

  2. I love beer in chocolate cake. Great idea!

  3. I love how stout and chocolate taste together. This is such a great idea, Lisa!

  4. LOVE this flavor pairing! What a fun treat for all to enjoy!

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