Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcake Recipe

This is not your mother’s chocolate cupcake recipe. Not that your mother would have anything against vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes, topped with a boozy buttercream chocolate frosting and sprinkled with coconut flakes. This chocolate stout cupcake recipe is loaded with flavor and perfect for any time of the year!

Several chocolate stout cupcakes sitting on a white table with a stout beer behind them.

Right? If it’s yummy chocolate vegan desserts you love, take a look at my Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles. While you’re at it, my Vegan Chocolate Wacky Cake is pretty sweet too!

Sometimes I’m still surprised to see the ingredients I find myself cooking with. I guess it’s the small town girl in me that didn’t even know what a stout was, let alone want to bake with it. But, you know, St. Patrick’s day is around the corner and I just thought this Chocolate Stout Cupcakes recipe needed to happen.

Personally? I’m not a big beer drinker at all. But if I have a beer, I like a bolder taste. That’s part of what makes these Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes so attractive. There’s a big, bold flavor when you combine chocolate with a stout beer.

Why You’ll Love Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

As said above, you’re going to love the big bold flavor of these chocolates. But there’s also a crispy crust on the top of these cupcakes with a soft, tender middle inside. Top that off with some chocolate stout frosting and sprinkled with coconut flakes and you’ve got the makings of a perfect vegan dessert!

Of course I used a big frosting star tip to create that gorgeous topping, but you can just use a butter knife to smear on a nice, thick layer. I’m a frosting person so I’d probably opt to have a bowl of frosting on the side to slather on the bottom half of the cupcake too.

But that’s just me.

Look, this dairy free chocolate stout cupcake recipe is not difficult to make. It’s basically my easy chocolate wacky cake recipe with a few adaptions. The next thing you know, you’ll be sharing these tasty morsels with your friends and shouting, “Top o’ the mahning to ya!”

Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Oh, if every day could be St. Patrick’s Day.

Do you like vegan St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Check out my vegan shepherd’s pie recipe, green monster hummus, or my vegan Irish soda bread.

Chocolate Stout Cupcake Tips

If you know me, I love changing recipes around. It’s kind of the first thing I think about when I see a recipe: How can I change it.  🙂

I encourage you to do the same. When you look at this chocolate beer cupcakes recipe, do you see ways you might change it up? No? Well, let me share some ideas to get you started:

  • Add some ground, dried ginger to the batter for more kick
  • Skip the frosting and top with vegan coconut whipped cream instead (Be sure to refrigerate)
  • You can sprinkle flaked sea salt over the top
  • Top with chocolate sprinkles
  • Make an Irish buttercream frosting by substituting vegan Bailey’s in place of the beer in the recipe below. It’s delicious!
  • If you’re not into stouts, try a different type of beer, or maybe even a hard apple cider might be interesting.

Go with the flow! Just be sure to go along with the basics of this chocolate stout cupcake recipe, kind of like the load-bearing wall in the house. As long as you do that, you can really make this recipe your own. It’s just one more thing I love about making my own recipes — the power and control to do things my way.

She did it her way! (sing it with me!)

Looking for something a little more traditional? Be sure to try the best vegan chocolate cake!

Several vegan chocolate stout cupcakes sitting next to each other on a white table.

You know, we have a real thing for these Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. We hope you love them as much as well do. If you decide to give them a go, take a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram. We LOVE seeing your photos!

Finally, if you’re into vegetarian or vegan cupcakes, check these beauties out:

Whatever vegan cupcake you’re biting into, enjoy!

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9 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Stout Cupcake Recipe

  1. I noticed you added vegan butter to both the cupcake & the frosting but didn’t see how much was needed for the cupcake itself..

    • Hi Beth. Thanks for your comment! The instructions should have said “vegetable oil” instead of vegan butter. I made the recipe both ways and settled on vegetable oil. The recipe instructions have been corrected. Thanks!

    • Hi Tania. Thanks for your comment. I refer to myself as a secular vegan because I just think there’s a point where a vegan diet becomes un-doable for the average person. I respect people’s choices to take veganism to another level, but for me, I’m fine with my secular perspective on it.

  2. The recipe instruction calls for baking powder (step 2) but it is not in the ingredient list. How much should I use. Thank you. I am excited about making them.
    PS Comment about beer was because some people may not realize that they are not vegan but there are some vegan stouts out there.

    • Hi Tania! Thank you for that – the recipe is fixed now. I totally get your comment about the beer. It’s good for people to know so they can decide for themselves what choices they will make. Thanks! ❤️


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