Chocolate Stout Cakes With White Chocolate Buttercream

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    1hr 5mins
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based on 8 ratings

A smooth white chocolate buttercream frosting makes the perfect complement to our deliciously rich chocolate and stout cupcakes.

recipe updated Mar 5, 2020


  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    84ml (5¾ tbsp)
  • Buttermilk icon
    220ml (1 cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    250g (about 2 cups)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    90g (about 1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tbsp (14g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Stout icon
    220ml (1 cup)
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    350g (about 2¾ cups)
  • White chocolate icon
    White chocolate
    100g (about ½ cup)


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Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  2. Grease 2 clean muffin pans
  3. Add egg, sunflower oil and buttermilk to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Add vanilla extract to the batter
  5. Mix until combined
  6. Add all purpose flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and sea salt to a clean medium bowl
  7. Whisk until blended
  8. Transfer dry ingredients to batter bit by bit while mixing
  9. Add stout to a clean small bowl
  10. Transfer liquid to batter and mix
  11. Transfer batter to 2 muffin pans
  12. Bake until skewer tests clean - 20 min, 170°C
  13. Let cool completely
  14. Add salted butter and powdered sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  15. Mix until smooth
  16. Add white chocolate to a clean medium glass bowl
  17. Melt in double boiler until smooth
  18. Fold chocolate mixture into icing gradually
  19. Frost
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