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Are you wondering why I have a picture of a beer bottle under Chocolate cake? I used it to make my cake. I was surprised when I saw the recipe (in Vegetarian times) too, but I wanted to try it out and what better occasion than my husband’s birthday. He loves moist chocolate cakes and he wanted me to make a cake with only chocolate and nothing else (no nuts or preserves or frosting). This recipe has ingredients like sour cream and beer that are not generally used to make a cake, but it still fit my husband’s liking with no extra stuff in it.

Very easy to put together, most of the ingredients were in my pantry, except of course the Beer. You need “Stout” like Guinness brand beer.

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Guinness Cake Yum
Guinness Cake
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
inch
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Stout
  • 10 tbsps Butter (1 stick plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1 1/3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Eggs large (plus 1 large yolk)
  • 2/3 cup Sour cream
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
inch
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Stout
  • 10 tbsps Butter (1 stick plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1 1/3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Eggs large (plus 1 large yolk)
  • 2/3 cup Sour cream
Guinness Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter an 8” round pan and line with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. In a heavy bottom saucepan, bring the beer and butter to a simmer on medium flame. Add cocoa and whisk well to incorporate. Remove from heat and cool slightly (about 10 minutes).
  3. In the mean time, sift flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the egg, yolk and sour cream with electric mixer until well blended. Add the beer + butter mixture to the eggs and beat till incorporated.
  5. Add the flour mixture; beat on lowest speed for 30 seconds. Use a rubber spatula and fold the flour till well incorporated.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan, bake for 50-55 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack. Cut and serve with ice cream or whipped cream, or just sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I have to tell you, cake does have a slight beery smell to it, but it is so moist that you just want to have one more piece. Yummy..

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7 thoughts on “Guinness Cake”

  1. Pavani,
    Interesting cake. Beer, chocolate and a wife that makes a cake of it! What more can a husband want?! 🙂
    Praveena.

  2. Thank you, thank you!!! I lost my copy of the vegetarian times this recipe came from and thought I’d never find the recipe in time to make this cake for my boyfriends birthday. I have made this cake many times and it has always been a HUGE hit with all different sorts of people.

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