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Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this moist, chocolaty cake. The cream cheese frosting resembles the foamy head on a pint.

Ingredients

For the cake

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

For the topping

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

Servings8

Calories Per Serving792

Folate equivalent (total)105µg26%

Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.8%


Chocolate and Guinness cake

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  • 1 cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper grease parchment paper.

Combine stout beer and butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat heat until butter melts and beer looks glossy, 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove beer mixture from heat whisk in sugar and 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder until dissolved and smooth. Whisk in 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended. Add baking soda mix in flour gradually until batter thickens and no lumps remain, about 5 minutes.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool cake before serving, at least 4 hours.


Chocolate Guinness Cake

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Easy Chocolate Guinness Cake is a moist chocolate cake made with Guinness stout, full of malty flavor, and topped with dark chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

Guinness Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Irish Cream Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Irish Cream Glaze

Let cool for 10 minutes before pouring over cake and spreading evenly.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Amount per serving: 583 calories, Calories: 583g, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 287mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 796g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 107g, Iron: 2g

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Jamaican Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

Jamaicans have a proud history of using Guinness Stout in a variety of ways, the most famous being Guinness Punch. But one of the best uses of the rich, dark beverage is as an ingredient in chocolate cake. Try the following cake recipe for a seriously intense chocolate experience. And to complete your Jamaican Guinness pleasures, make up a batch of Jamaican

Jamaican Chocolate Guinness Cake

For one 9-inch single-layer cake / 12 servings

Cake ingredients

  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • 1 stick plus 2 T unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups superfine sugar
  • ¾ cups sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Table vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking soda
  • Butter to grease the pan

Cake Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter a 9-inch spring-form pan. Line with parchment paper.
  3. Combine Guinness and butter in large sauce pan.
  4. Pace over medium-low heat until the butter is melted.
  5. Remove from heat and add cocoa and superfine sugar, whisking together until blended,
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  7. Add the sour cream mixture to the Guinness mixture in the saucepan.
  8. Add flour and baking soda.
  9. Whisk all until smooth.
  10. Pour batter into buttered pan,
  11. Bake until the cake is risen and firm to the touch – about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  12. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool in the pan.

Ingredients for the topping

Topping preparation

  1. Mix confectioners’ sugar by hand or with a food processor ad break up any lumps.
  2. Add the cream cheese and blend together until smooth and easily spreadable.

Release the cake from the pan and place on cake stand or platter
Spread the cream cheese icing on the top of the cake only.


Chocolate Guinness cake recipe

A chocolate cake made rich with about half a pint of Guinness. Which leaves half a pint for you to sip as you cook.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml Guinness
  • 250 g margarine
  • 85 g cocoa powder
  • 400 g golden caster sugar
  • 280 g plain flour, sieved
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 140 ml buttermilk
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 8.8 fl oz Guinness
  • 8.8 oz margarine
  • 3 oz cocoa powder
  • 14.1 oz golden caster sugar
  • 9.9 oz plain flour, sieved
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4.9 fl oz buttermilk
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1.1 cups Guinness
  • 8.8 oz margarine
  • 3 oz cocoa powder
  • 14.1 oz golden caster sugar
  • 9.9 oz plain flour, sieved
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 0.6 cup buttermilk
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 55 g margarine
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 dusting cocoa powder
  • 1.9 oz margarine
  • 10.6 oz icing sugar
  • 3.5 oz cream cheese
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 dusting cocoa powder
  • 1.9 oz margarine
  • 10.6 oz icing sugar
  • 3.5 oz cream cheese
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 dusting cocoa powder

Details

  • Cuisine: British
  • Recipe Type: Cake
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 14

Step-by-step

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas mark 3. Grease and line the base of a 23cm (9 inch) spring form tin OR a deep 20cm (8 inch) tin.
  2. Pour the Guinness into a saucepan and add the margarine, gently heat until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa and sugar. Mix together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and then add to the pan.
  3. Sift together remaining dry ingredients into a large bowl, whisk in liquid ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour cake mix into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or for the deep 20cm tin for 1 hour 10 mins or until cooked. Insert a skewer into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Cool in tin and then place on wire rack until cold.
  5. Place the icing ingredients in a bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Spread the cake with the icing and finish with a light dusting of cocoa powder.

This recipe was devised by Sue Batty for Stork and Flora.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

I made this cake for a friend's birthday and received raves from everyone who tried it. It's become our very favorite, chocolaty and moist without being too sweet.

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  • Cake:
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups superfine sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cocoashopping list
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  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking sodashopping list
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  • 1/2 cup heavy creamshopping list

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease and line with parchment paper a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan and add the sliced butter. Heat until the butter is melted and remove from the heat. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar. In a separate bowl, beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla. Add the sour cream mixture to the Guinness mixture in the saucepan. Finally, beat in the flour and baking soda.
  • Pour the batter into the greased and lined springform pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. (I baked mine for 53-55 minutes, checking with a toothpick for doneness and it came out well. Your oven may vary.) Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese together until well combined and creamy. Add the cream and beat again until it's a spreadable consistency. I found slowly adding the cream and beating the icing very well gave excellent results. At first there seems like a lot of frosting for just the top of a 9-inch cake but don't skimp! The idea is to frost the top of the cake until it resembles the frothy head of a pint of Guinness. It's quite dramatic and lovely.
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I love this cake, made it for my fiance and sister and the batter as well as the finished product were the tastiest chocolate goodies I have had in a LONG time!

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Ingredients

  1. Cake
    • 2 cups stout (such as Guinness)
    • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
    • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
    • 4 cups all purpose flour
    • 4 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups sour cream
  2. Icing
    • 2 cups whipping cream
    • 1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

Guinness Stout Beer is a great dessert beer with its chocolate and caramel notes, so it makes sense that it goes well as an ingredient in this chocolate cake.

  • 2 eggs, room temperature and beaten
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Guinness stout beer*
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (for garnish)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cake Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper and sprinkle it lightly with granulated sugar.

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, add the beer and butter. Heat just until the butter is melted remove from heat.

Off the heat, whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder into the melted butter mixture until blended. Add the prepared egg mixture and whisk again until the eggs are well combined. Add the flour and baking soda and whisk together until smooth.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared springform pan.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or the internal temperature registers approximately 205 to 209 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

Remove from oven and let the cake cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. When the cake has cooled, remove the sides of the springform pan. Remove the cake from the pan and place on a serving platter.

Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting. Frost only the top of the cake with the Cream Cheese Frosting so it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Dust the top with cocoa powder for garnishment.

Cakes frosted with a cream cheese frosting should always be refrigerated until ready to serve.

Cupcake Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 24 muffin tins or line with cupcake liners.

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, add the beer and butter. Heat just until the butter is melted remove from heat.

Off the heat, whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder into the melted butter mixture until blended. Add the prepared egg mixture and whisk again until the eggs are well combined. Add the flour and baking soda and whisk together until smooth.

Divide the batter equally between the muffin tins, filling each approximately 3/4 full.

Place filled muffin tins on middle and bottom rack of oven. Bake for approximately 12 minutes and then rotate the pans between oven racks. Bake for another 12 to 13 minutes until the cupcakes have risen and the internal temperature registers approximately 205 to 209 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

Remove from oven and let cupcakes completely cool on a wire rack before turning out.

Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting. Top each cupcake with a heap of Cream Cheese Frosting and spread to edges. If desired, dust the top of each frosted cupcake with cocoa powder for garnishment.

Cupcakes frosted with a cream cheese frosting should always be refrigerated until ready to serve.

In a large bowl, using a high speed mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.

Add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract. Continue beating until frosting is smooth (but do not over beat).

NOTE: If icing seems too thin, add powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it seems too thick, add some milk, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches desired consistency (it doesn't take much liquid to thin it out).

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Frosting can be made several hours ahead of time and refrigerated. This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.

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  • 300 g cream cheese
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 125 ml heavy cream
  • sieve
  • large bowl
  • rubber spatula

To make the frosting, lightly whip the cream cheese until it is smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the cream cheese and beat them together. Add heavy cream and further beat to achieve a spreadable consistency. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake and serve.