Guinness Chocolate Cake

A cake for only the biggest boozehounds

Find an excuse to treat yourself with this chocolate cake recipe, featuring Guinness, cocoa, buttermilk, and berries.

This recipe is courtesy of Little Box Brownie.


  • 1 1/2 Cup Guinness
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa
  • 200 Grams butter
  • 1 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 Cups buttermilk
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda


Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Place Guinness, cocoa, and butter into a saucepan and heat on a medium heat until the butter melts.

Place the sugar, eggs, and buttermilk into a bowl and beat with and electric mixer until combined. Pour the Guinness mix into the buttermilk mixture and stir until incorporated. Sift in the flour and baking soda and whisk until combined. Then, pour into a lined 20cm round cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked.

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Chocolate Cake Wine Pairing

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