Chocolate guinness cake recipe

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Guinness, the famous Irish beer, adds a rich color to this moist and chocolatey cake.

  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 75 Minutes


  • 1 cup (250 ml) butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Guinness beer
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) sugar
  • 1¼ tsp (6 ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • cocoa powder or icing sugar for dusting
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
How to Make It
  1. Place the butter, Guinness and 2/3 cup (150 ml) cocoa powder in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook just until the butter melts, whisking to combine it with the Guinness and cocoa. Remove from the heat. Cool the mixture to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 10-inch (3 L) springform cake pan. Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan and place in the pan. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl until combined. Add the beer mixture and beat thoroughly. Add the eggs and sour cream and beat until well combined. Spoon and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 70 to 75 minutes, or until the cake springs back when gently touched in the center. Cool the cake on a baking rack to room temperature.
  3. Unmold the cake and place on a cake plate. Dust the top lightly with cocoa or icing sugar. Serve wedges of cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

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