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