Chocolate Guinness Cake

This cake is a favourite of my family, and is perfect for Father's Day!
My sister found this recipe in Nigella's book, and has made it many times since.
My Dad loves Guinness, and this is one of his favourite cakes.
I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking it would taste like Guinness - but it is simply an amazing chocolate cake!



1 cup of Guinness
8.83 oz butter 
¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa
2 cup of granulated sugar
¾ cup of sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoons of baking soda


8 oz. of cream cheese
1 ¼ cups of  icing sugar
½ cup of whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan, add the butter and melt. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the cocoa and sugar.

Beat the sour cream with eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl. Pour mixture into the saucepan with the other mixture.
Whisk in the flour and the baking soda

Pour the mixture into a greased/lined 9-inch spring form baking tin.

Bake for 45 minutes

Once the cake has cooled, whip the cream cheese until smooth, and beat the icing sugar with the cream cheese.
Add in the whipping cream, and beat again.

Ice the top of the cake so that it resembles the frothy top of Guinness.

Makes approx. 12 slices.

Print the recipe card here.


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