Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Guinness Chocolate Cake (Recipe)

A great first submission from the lovely KendraH.  She doesn’t say if she’s tried to make it yet….but it looks delicious.  Thanks K.

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Guinness Chocolate Cake


  • 1 c Guinness draft beer
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 1 stk unsalted butter (add 2 tbsp if you'd like)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 3 c confectioner's sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda


1Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and line a 9 inch springform pan.

2 Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan; add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter's melted. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.

3 Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the saucepan; whisk in the flour and baking soda.

4 Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.


  1. wow, this is news to me, making cake with Guiness, will try out one of these day.

  2. From Marsha (associated with 44Stone) Made it! YUM! it's super moist, not wet! and lots of flavor, kinda dense yet a very nice crumb:0)...doesn't need an icing or anything. also, it said springform pan, i used a regular bundt...perfect! just sharing


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