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Updated on November 4, 2013
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Guinness Fruit Cake Recipe

I have a bit of sweet tooth and love a nice slice of fruit cake. I also like a good pint of Guinness too. So Guinness Fruit Cake well its perfect. I know Guinness as a drink is not too not everyone's taste, but in a cake, well if you like fruit cake, then you'll love it!

This Guinness Cake is not any harder to make than any other fruit cake but it dose make one tasty cake,

The sweetness from the cherries and mixed fruit, will mellow the strong bitter taste of the Guinness, and transform in to a rich moist succulent fruit cake,Which every one that tries it will love.

So lets get the Irish music on, pour the Guinness and lets get cooking.

3.3 stars from 110 ratings of Guinness FruitCake recipe

Guinness fruit cake ingredients

  • 1lb/450g dried fruit - sultanas - currants and raisins
  • 1 Perfect pint of Guinness
  • 5½ oz/150g softened butter
  • 5½ oz/150g dark soft sugar
  • 4 Medium sized eggs
  • 12oz/350g Plain Flour
  • 1 Pinch of allspice (sweet spice) or nutmeg
  • 1½tsp baking powder
  • 8oz/225g glace cherries - halved
  • 1 tblspn light brown sugar optional for topping
  • 5½ oz/150g ground almonds
  1. Put the dried fruit in a bowl, pour Guinness in and stir. Cover and leave for 3 hours, a little longer is fine too.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325F/170C/Gas 3
  3. Line your round cake tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. The cake tin should be 8½ inch (22cm) round Cake Tin
  4. Put your softened butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric hand whisk or mixer,cream the butter and the sugar until light, fluffy, smooth and creamy,
  5. Beat up one egg and add to the creamed butter, then add a quarter of the flour and mix. Repeat this process until all the eggs and flour are used up
  6. Add the sweet all spice or nutmeg to your cake mixture and mix gently on a very low speed or using a spoon or spatula. Stir in the baking powder
  7. Drain half of any Guinness left in the dried fruit mixture and set to the side. sprinkle your ground almonds onto your dried fruit, glace cherries and mixed peel and make sure they are all nicely coated. By coating your fruit with soething dry will help stop the fruit from sinking during cooking.
  8. Now add the extra Guinness that you set aside to your cake mixture, you might not need it all as you don't want the mix too become to runny - it all depends on how much guinness your fruit soaked up. Your cake mixture should stirrable but not too runny and you should drop off a spoon in dollops
  9. Stir the fruit into the cake mixture gently until all the fruit is all incorporated into the mixture. Stir gently so as not to knock all the air out of the cake mixture.
  10. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and gently level the surface. Sprinkle on light brown sugar. Cook in the preheated oven for 1½-2 hours or until you can stab a knife in to the middle and it comes out clean, It should be a nice golden brown colour,
  11. Cool on wire rack and that's your Guinness fruit cake ready.

Guinness FruitCake Cook Time

Prep time: 3 hours 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 20 min
Yields: 12 good slices of cake

Guinness Fruit Cake Recipe Facts

A few facts about the Guinness your putting in to your Guinness fruit cake.
Guinness is a stout - the word "stout" meaning "strong or full bodied", was originally made in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate, Dublin.
Guinness has become one of the most successful beer brands worldwide.
It is brewed in almost 50 countries, and 10 million pints of Guinness are sold worldwide every day.

And if you look carefully you will see that: GUINNESS IS NOT BLACK. Yes its not black it's actually ruby red!
In the 1920`s an advertising campaign Slogan was 'Guinness is good for you'. People used to say they felt better after a pint of Guinness,
Pregnant women and patients used to be told to drink Guinness, as it contains high amounts of iron.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love fruit cakes, as well as Guinness, so this really appeals to me. It looks decadent! Thanks for sharing it with us.

      Voted up and sharing.

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      Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

      This looks delicious!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      My beverage is always one of the non alcoholic kind but even I can't resist a large slice of fruit cake, It just so happens I saw that there were a few a cans of the brown stuff in my fridge today - left over from a guest who like to partake of it. hmmmm I smell a fruit cake coming on - delicious - sneaky, true, but the proof is definitely in the cake rather than the pudding!! Thanks for sharing

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Oh my goodness, this looks delectable! I look forward to Christmas so that I can indulge in a delicious fruit and nut laden piece of fruit cake. This looks like a "must try". My husband is not fond of fruitcake but perhaps one made with Guinness might change his perspective. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      The fruit cake looks delicious. I will have to try the recipe, thanks for sharing.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This is very hearty for me but I love Guinness and fruit cake. So be it. I have made Guinness cake a few years ago and my friends and family loved it. Well, you reminded me about it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and yummy;-)

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      I love eating fruit cake and this fruit cake looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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      detta ber 7 months ago

      i was just meshering the fruit to make this delicious looking cake when i noticed there isn't any measuremen for the mixed peel ? why

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