Bestie Guest Recipe! Choclate Stout Cupcakes!

August 25, 2010

This picture is like 5 years old!

Casey Butler has been one of my best pals since I was 8. She is a journalist, a breakfast enthusiast, and one bad ass baker.

I have really awesome food-memories of working at her big kitchen island with her Grandma Noni’s occasionally tempermental  KitchenAid Mixer working to recreate her amazing coffee cake. In elementary school we traded tuna sandwiches on the reg. Once we drank $190 worth of martinis together. She makes a mean cup of Earl Gray, and always offers cookies alongside. Her family is really good at food traditions, something I loved being a part of as a kid.(Kel, if you’re reading this, can I get in on Beach Plum jelly making this year?)

I know i’m bad at sweets, so I got Ms. Caseeeee to share this amazing cupcake recipe. It has BEER AND GANACHE. (Ganache is the sexy older sister of icing, in my opinion.)


Casey writes,

“These cupcakes are not for the faint of heart. With an ingredient list that boasts approximately a half-ton of chocolate, butter, and sour cream, they’re serious diet killers. Add to that beer, coffee, and the raw protein that is the egg, and you’ve also got yourself the ultimate man cupcakes. Okay, anyone who loves chocolate will most likely devour these, but I’m just saying, they’re a more macho cupcake than most. Not only that, but this recipe is a lot more fun than most because you can buy yourself a large quantity of stout in the name of baking marvelousness and, obviously, drink whatever you don’t use.”

 Casey’s Choclate Stout Cupcakes

Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.


  • 1 c Stout
  • 1 c (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 c Unsweetened (Try Dark Chocolate) Cocoa Powder
  • 2 c All-purpose Flour
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2/3 c Sour Cream



  • 11 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 c Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Instant Coffee


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cupcake tins with baking cups or Pam for Baking.

Bring stout and butter to simmer in large sauce pan.

Whisk in cocoa powder until mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly.

Whisk the rest of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Beat eggs and sour cream together in large bowl.

Add stout mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine.

Add flour mixture. Beat briefly on a slow speed.

Fold batter until combined using a rubber spatula.

Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.

Cool completely.

For ganache:

Melt chocolate, heavy cream, and coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. (A metal bowl set inside a sauce pan also works.)

Stir until combined and smooth.

Let cool slightly and continue stirring.


2 Responses to “Bestie Guest Recipe! Choclate Stout Cupcakes!”

  1. Regina said

    i want this cupcake! i may have tp go eat the left over ganache in the fridge…thank you bonnie.

  2. […] My oldest pal Casey Butler is no stranger around here! You will remember her famous dude-friendly, beer filled recipe for Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. […]

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