Guinness & Chocolate Cake Recipe

At first glance, Guinness stout and chocolate may seem like an odd combination. These two rebels of the dessert world actually forge a union here, that would delight the taste buds and leave everyone questioning their sanity. With every bite, the smoothness of the cake melded with the dark bitterness of the stout, creating a dance of flavours that would make any dessert aficionado do a double take.

What's the secret behind the irresistible charm of Guinness and chocolate cake? The answer lies in the intriguing boozy mystery. As the cake bakes, the alcohol from the Guinness evaporates, creating an aroma that titillates the senses and just a whiff can transport you to a wonderland where chocolate and stout reign supreme, leaving you begging for more.

Guinness and chocolate cake made their mark in my culinary world of adventure. Their bold union and boozy mystery have created a dessert that's as unusual as it is delicious. So, the next time you eat a slice of Guinness and chocolate cake, prepare yourself for the unexpected. Cheers to love, laughter, and the perfect marriage of stout and cake!

Preperation Time: 20-30 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Serves: 8

For the Guinness Cake:
250ml Guinness
250g unsalted butter                            
75g cocoa powder                                
400g caster sugar
140ml sour cream
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
275g self-raising flour                  

For the topping:
300g cream cheese
150g icing sugar
125ml double cream

Instructions for the cake:
1.Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Lightly grease a 23 cm spring form tin.

2. Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan, add the butter in slices and heat until butter is melted.

3. Whisk in the cocoa powder and caster sugar.

4. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and the vanilla essence. Add to the Guinness, butter mix in the pan.

5. Pour the mix into the greased spring form tin and bake for 40 minutes.

6. Remove cake from oven and leave to cool completely.  In the meantime, you can prepare the icing.

For the topping:
1.Whip the cream cheese until smooth.  Sieve over icing sugar and beat together.

2. Add the double cream and beat again until it forms a smooth spreadable consistency.

3. Spread evenly over top of Guinness chocolate cake.

Note: This is an updated post from 17/03/2019