Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter and coffee granules together in microwave.
Place cake mix, 1 1/4 cups stout, and eggs in large mixing bowl. Add butter and coffee and mix until just combined.
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.
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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