Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe
Staff Writer
Guinness Cake
Taste of Home
Guinness Cake

One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this moist, chocolaty cake. The cream cheese frosting resembles the foamy head on a pint. 

8
Servings
976
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

For the topping

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat). Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers.

For the cake

For the topping

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
134g
100%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
76mg
8%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
131µg
33%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
170mg
24%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
158mg
11%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.