Guinness Mug Cake

Guinness Mug Cake
Contributor
Guinness Mug Cake
Tara Fisher

Guinness Mug Cake

Dense and moist, this velvety Guinness cake makes a perfect thank you for Dad for agreeing to pick you up from that late-night party. — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.

1
Servings
1072
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair © 2014 Kyle Books, and the photographs © Tara Fisher. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher. 

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ Ounce dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 Tablespoons stout, preferably Guinness
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ Tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

For the icing:

  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon cream cheese
  • ½ Tablespoon white sprinkles

Directions

For the cake:

Place the butter and chocolate in a 1 ½ cup mug and microwave until melted, 10 to 20 seconds. Add the egg to the mug and beat with a fork until combined. Stir though the Guinness, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt and beat again until smooth. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes at 600W, 1 minute 45 seconds at 800W or 1 minute 30 seconds at 1000W. Leave to cool.

For the icing:

Beat the sugar and cream cheese together until smooth, then spread over the cooled cake, swirling with the back of a spoon. Scatter with the sprinkles to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
76%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
151g
100%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
69µg
10%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
18g
72%
Folate, total
155µg
39%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
85mg
27%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
211mg
30%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
303mg
20%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cake Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cake Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cakes; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and fruit tarts or pies; sweet chenin blanc or muscat, Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, or sec or demi-sec vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with frosted white or yellow cakes; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines,