Barbara, from West Melton...

Guinness Chocolate Cake

This is a never fail chocolate cake and the taste is scrumptious.
Once you have had the first piece it is very hard to say NO to a second!!
Taste this as I did and you just have to have the recipe!

15 Votes Since September 5th


  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 155g butter roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 21/2 tsp baking soda
  • Icing
  • 220g cream cheese
  • 11/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan and add the chopped buter.
  2. Heat until the butter is melted and remove from the heat.
  3. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add the sour cream and egg mixture to the Guinness mixture in the saucepan.
  6. Finally, beat in the flour and baking soda.
  7. Pour the batter into a 23cm springfoam cake tin lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour depending on the oven.
  9. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  10. For the icing beat the icing sugar and cream cheese together until well combined and creamy.
  11. Add the cream and beat again until it is a spreadable consistency.
  12. Slowly adding the cream and beating the icing very well gives excellent results.
  13. At first there seems like a lot of icing for just the top of a 23cm cake, but don't skimp.
  14. The idea is to frost the top of the cake until it resembles the frothy head of a pint of Guinness.
  15. It is quite dramatic and lovely.
Serves Cooking Time Prep Time
10 45 minutes - 1 hour 10-15 minutes

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