Chocolate Guinness Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"Working up a menu for upcoming St. Paddy's day here in Costa Rica. Forget the corned beef - this cake might be the ONLY thing on my agenda!!! Recipe is from Taste of Home."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (141.7 g)
  • Calories 491.8
  • Total Fat - 16.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 77 mg
  • Sodium - 388.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 79 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 58.7 g
  • Protein - 10.6 g
  • Calcium - 210.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grease a nine-inch, springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, heat the Guinness and butter until butter is melted.

Step 3

Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended.

Step 4

Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into the beer mixture.

Step 5

Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into the beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Step 7

Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan when completely cool.

For the topping

Step 8

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.

Step 9

Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth, but DO NOT over-beat.

Step 10

Remove the cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand.

Step 11

Ice the top of the cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer.

Step 12

If you have any, refrigerate the leftovers.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Very rich and chocolate , very moist. We enjoyed this for our last recipe in Round 2. Made for Culinary Quest for the Toasted Tourists.


review by:
(22 Aug 2015)


Delicious!! We loved this dense chocolate cake. It was very easy to make and my house smelled amazing while it was baking. The cream cheese frosting was the perfect compliment to the rich, dark chocolate of the cake. You'd never know that there was Guinness beer in the cake :) Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! **Made for 2015 Culinary Quest (Ireland) for Munching Minions


review by:
(22 Aug 2015)

You'll Also Love