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5 from 8 votes

Beer Brownies with Stout and Walnuts

Beer brownies with stout and its tempting 'dark chocolate' flavor notes. Walnuts and chocolate cream cheese frosting optional, but strongly recommended. Cakey or fudgy texture is up to you.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Cooking with Beer
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 577kcal
Author: CraftBeering


  • 1 1/2 cup flour use 1 1/4 cup for fudgy brownies
  • 1 tsp baking powder leave out for fudgy brownies
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts baking pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted (use 1 1/2 stick for fudgy brownies)
  • 12 oz stout opt for a well balanced one, not too bitter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 9x13 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper well with cooking oil or melted butter.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together (walnuts too). Set aside.
  • In a sauce pan melt the butter, then slowly add the beer to warm it up. Stir occasionally.
  • Do not bring the butter and stout mixture to simmer, it just needs to be warm. Set mixture aside.
  • Beat the eggs and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir in by hand.
  • Add the butter stout mixture and the vanilla and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (do not over mix).
  • Transfer to cake pan and bake for 30 min.
  • Let cool off completely before cutting into squares.
  • While beer brownies are cooling off, mix the frosting.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
  • Add to the cream cheese and confectioners sugar and whip until well incorporated.
  • Apply over cooled off brownies.


Nutritional information is based on the ingredient quantities for the cakey version, including the walnuts and cream cheese frosting.