Chocolate Guinness Cake


Chocolate Guinness Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


For The Cake

  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • 10 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 each large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • tsp baking soda

For The Frosting

  • cups confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • For the cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, combine Guinness and butter. Place over medium-low heat until butter melts, then remove from heat. Add cocoa and superfine sugar, and whisk to blend.
  • in a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add Guinness mixture. Add flour, salt and baking soda, and whisk again until smooth. Pour into buttered pan, and bake until risen and firm, 45 minutes to one hour. Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely in pan.
  • For the frosting: Using a food processor or by hand, mix confectioners' sugar to break up lumps. Add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add heavy cream, and mix until smooth and spreadable.
  • Remove cake from pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake only, so that it resembles a frothy pint of Guinness.


Although this is a Guinness cake, you can certainly substitute your favorite stout, such as a chocolate stout, oatmeal stout, etc.
For added excitement, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream and add 1/4 cup of Bailey's Irish Cream!
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