Monday, March 12, 2012

Chocolate Guinness Cake


Did this Chocolate Guinness Cake really happen...???

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...or was it only a dream?

Chocolate Guinness Cake -

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup stout or porter beer, such as Guinness
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 8 or 9-inch springform pan with butter and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.

2. In a large saucepan place the beer and butter. Cook over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Add the cocoa powder and sugars and whisk together. Take off heat and allow to come to room temperature.

3. In another bowl beat together the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract until very, very well combined. Add to the butter-beer mixture and whisk together.

4. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the beer-butter mixture and whisk together until it just comes together. Pour into the prepared pan and give the pan a few short drops onto the counter top to shake the air pockets in the batter to the surface and out of the cake. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Run a knife around the edge to separate the cake from the pan and pop the ring off the spring form.

5. Spread frosting on the cooled cake and serve.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 8 oz of Philly cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
  • 1.5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


1. With an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.

2. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get to desired sweetness and thickness.

3. Either spread on with a blunt knife or spatula, or spoon into a piping bag to decorate your cake or cupcake.

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Velva said...

What happened? What happened was that Guiness cake was incredibly delicious, half of it was devoured...Yes?

The cake color is so rich looking, it really catches your eye. Awesome!


chow and chatter said...

looks so so good

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

What a beautiful cake.

Nuts about food said...

I bookmarked this when I first saw it on Global Table Adventures and have been meaning to make it since. Everyone seems to fall head over heals in love with it... thanks for reminding me about it.

Karen said...

Holy cow! I want to dream stuff like this. I dream about crazy stuff like being on a conference call at work. This is way better!
Love the light and airy in the background and then this monster of a chocolate cake. Awesome!

Unknown said...

Those are my favorite dreams!!! YUM!!!!

Javelin Warrior said...

Wow - now that's a chocolate cake! Love the contrast between the blackness of the cake with the white frosting - and it looks so moist... I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

Unknown said...

thanks all! It's ridiculously, scarey good!

@Javelin Warrior - thank you, of course! :)