Guinness® and chocolate cake

    55 min

    A cool well poured pint of Guinness is said to taste of chocolate, so there's no better combination than a Guinness and chocolate cake.

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    57 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 250ml Guinness®
    • 250g butter
    • 100g dark bitter chocolate, broken up
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 small tub of soured cream or creme fraiche (150ml)
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 275g plain flour
    • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the Guinness®, butter, chocolate and sugar together.
    2. Mix in the eggs and soured cream.
    3. Add in the flour and bicarb.
    4. Beat so it's smooth with no lumps.
    5. Place into two 20cm (8") round cake tins and bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.
    6. Serve when still slightly warm with sweetened creme fraiche.

    To create a pint shape:

    I used a slab cake tin and shaped the cake into a tulip glass shape, stacked two layers together and stuck together with chocolate ganache. I used sugarpaste to cover it, just kept some out from colouring the rest black for the all important head. I simply traced the letters and the Harp and cut out of the cream sugarpaste with a scalpel. Looks much more complicated than it really was!

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    This cake is GORGEOUS. I'm not even a big chocolate cake fan, but this is really delicious. I baked in two 20cm sandwich tins and had just a bit of cake mixture leftover, with which I made two muffins. I baked for just under 40 mins and they were perfect. I layered the two cakes, putting some cherry preserves in between the layers. I then made a guinness chocolate icing to put on top by combining 1 tbsp melted butter, 60ml guinness, 1 heaping tsp cocoa powder and then icing sugar until I achieved my desired consistency. Looks and tastes gorgeous. So easy to make too - I just melted and beat everything all together in the pot - less washing up! highly recommended.  -  19 Feb 2010


    Yummy made it into cup cakes and got 48!! cooked for 20 mins and topped with cheese icing - went down a treat. thanx  -  17 Mar 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added just under 400g sugar; more like 350 to 375g  -  19 Feb 2010