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Guinness Chocolate Cake- A Special Dessert

Updated on May 22, 2014

Making a fabulous dessert for a holiday or special event can sometimes be challenging, but not with this Guinness Chocolate Cake. This recipe is so easy to make because once the butter is melted into the beer, the remaining ingredients are all mixed in together. Serve with your favorite butter cream frosting or just a light sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Serving Size

Serves: 12


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbls vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. Using a 9 inch spring-form pan, grease and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucep and, heat butter and beer until butter is melted.
  3. Stir in sugar and cocoa.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add remaining ingredients until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into spring-form pan.
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

What do you think about this easy Guinness Chocolate Cake?

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    • SusannaDuffy profile image

      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I've never tried stout in a cake before but this recipe sounds like a good idea for a celebration. or for any time!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      Another fun Idea to surprise the wife with. And what looks to be silver bells on the frosting gives me a fun way to give this to here while sing. Thanks for the great idea.