Chocolate Guinness Cake

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

I’ve never really been much into beer but I have heard that Guinness pairs well with chocolate so I thought I’d give it a go.

Chocolate Guinness Cake Follow Me on Pinterest

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I have to say that I really liked this cake as it was so different from the types of things that I usually make; however, the hubs was less than enthusiastic. He says it was too dense for his liking. I actually was pretty surprised because he is a beer / ale fan.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with green sprinkles

Obviously, I made it a few times, as I always do … tweaking and tweaking but he just never came ’round with any of my versions so I guess this was a one time thing in our house. Way too much cake for one person because I would definitely find a way to eat the whole thing.

Chocolate Guinness Cake


  • CAKE
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup low carb sugar replacer
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 white whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup low carb confectioners sugar replacer
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Generously butter a 9" springform pan.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream vanilla and set to the side.
  4. Pour the Guinness into a saucepan over medium heat
  5. Add the butter and heat until melted.
  6. Remove from the heat & whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  7. Pour the wet sour cream mixture into the beer mixture and mix well.
  8. Whisk in the flour and baking soda.
  9. Pour into the pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes.
  10. Cool completely in the pan for at least an hour.
  11. While cooling, prepare the frosting.
  12. Beat the cream cheese in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until smooth.
  13. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
  14. Add the cream and continue mixing until smooth.
  15. Pour on top of the cooled cake so as to mimic the frothy head on a pint of Guinness.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Do you like Chocolate Guinness Cake? If you have a great recipe then please feel free to share with the rest of us and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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What do you think?

  1. I have heard of rum cakes, but I do believe this is the first time I have come across a beer cake. looks mighty interesting. Chocolate makes everything better anyway.
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  2. I’ve never had Chocolate Guinness Cake! But I will — I just send the link to this to Mrs K R (the cake baker in our household) and I know she’ll be all over this. And we have some Guinness in the refrigerator at the moment! We make beer bread all the time, and it’s a short leap from that to beer cake. ;-) This looks terrific — thanks.
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  3. That is a chocolate fairytale. Looks fantastic :)

  4. I am a huge fan of Guinness and cake, so a dense indulgent combination of both would be delicious :D

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  5. I’ve made a similar type of cupcake before, and I have a few friends who make an “Irish Carbomb” cupcake with Guinness flavored cake and Bailey’s frosting. I really like the cake part– the frosting is usually just too boozy for me. I really like how simply you presented this. It looks beautiful!
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    • Food Stories says:

      Thank you, Jordan – This was a simple cake with a simple presentation and not too overly boozy :)

  6. Well your Chocolate Guinness Cake certainly is different. I hadn’t heard of a beer cake before but love a dense cake and chocolate is always a favorite. Worth a try!
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  7. I don’t know how I would feel about beer in a cake although I cook with beer all the time so it shouldn’t be much different than that. My favorite part is how it looked JUST LIKE a glass of guiness with a head on top!

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