Guinness and chocolate cake

    55 mins

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

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250ml Guinness
    • 250g butter
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 400g caster sugar
    • Small tub of sour cream or creme fraiche
    • 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. Mix in the eggs and sour cream.
    2. Add in the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Beat well, so its smooth with no lumps.
    3. Place into a 20cm cake tin and bake for 40-50mins at 180 degrees C.
    4. Serve when still slightly warm with sweetened creme fraiche or sour cream.

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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  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added just under 400g sugar; more like 350 to 375g  -  19 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)