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Towering Flourless Chocolate Stout Cakes

They are pretty simple. Basically just eggs, chocolate, beer (Yup! Beer!), butter and some more chocolate. The chocolate swirled whipped cream is the perfect complement to the rich chocolate cake. It's so good.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rest10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cakes
Calories: 235kcal


For the cakes

  • 2 1/2 pieces sticks unsalted butter cut into and softened to room temp
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup stout beer or you can also use coffee such as Guinness
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract divided

Chocolate Swirled Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup or light corn syrup
  • melted semi-sweet or bitter sweet chocolate for drizzling


  • To make the cakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two cupcake pans with 18 cupcake liners.
  • Put the bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water). Stir until the chocolate melts, then remove the bowl from the pan. (This can also be done in the microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring every time until melted.)
  • Put the eggs, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set the bowl over the same pan of simmering water and whisk until the mixture is warm, about 2 minutes. Transfer the bowl to the stand mixer; beat with the whisk attachment on medium speed until tripled in volume, about 5 minutes. (you can also use a hand mixer for this)
  • Meanwhile, bring the beer and 1 teaspoon vanilla to a low boil in a saucepan. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the beer mixture, then the melted chocolate, until combined, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the butter and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 of the way full. Bake about 15-20 minutes, until the tops are just set and no longer jiggle. Cool in the pan for five minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely.
  • While the cakes cool make the chocolate swirled whipped cream. Microwave the chocolate, butter and brown rice syrup (or corn syrup) in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring, until the chocolate melts.
  • In a large bowl add the cold cream and whip until stiff peaks are just about to form (about 3-5 minutes). Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. Gently fold in the melted chocolate so it looks swirled.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the whipped cream onto each cake and then drizzle with melted chocolate.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg