Our Weekend Wonder: Guinness Chocolate Cake Recipe


Serves 12

Total Time: Prep: 25 Bake: 45 min. + cooling


1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup sour cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream



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.




Originally seen in Irish Central via Source: Taste of Home

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