Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe
Guinness Cake
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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
792
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

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
61%
Sugar
75g
N/A
Saturated Fat
23g
100%
Cholesterol
157mg
52%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
105g
35%
Vitamin A
252µg
28%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.2%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.4%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
342mg
34%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
105µg
26%
Folic acid
48µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
174mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
282mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.8%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Sugars, added
72g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.1%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%

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