Guinness Chocolate Cake

Recipe Rating:
 20 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c guinness draft beer
3/4 c sour cream
1 stick unsalted butter (add 2 tbsp if you'd like)
2 eggs
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
2 c all purpose flour
3 c confectioner's sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

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Linda Isaacs Recipe
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Rhinebeck, NY (pop. 2,657)
Member Since Feb 2010
Linda's notes for this recipe:
I used a bundt pan for the cake pictured. I dusted it with confectioner's sugar and inverted it, just to be a little different.
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This is a wonderfully moist and delicious chocolate cake.  Surprisingly, the beer really enhanced the flavor of the chocolate, and the sour cream helped to make it so moist.  If you are a chocolate lover then this is a must try.  (And it was easy too!)


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user M L mcmaven - Feb 12, 2010
A friend made Guinness cupcakes for New Year's Eve and they were wonderful... Looking forward to trying your cake!
user Faye Patterson fudgie - Mar 8, 2010
Made this yesterday and it was really good! Thank you for posting your recipe.
user S S parfait - Mar 31, 2010
Hi Linda, a friend of mine read about Just A Pinch in the Poughkeepsie Journal and sent this to me. It's about you! Congratulations!
user Cassie Harig cmharig - Jun 14, 2010
Not bad! Really like the Guinness flavor.
user Karen Kirkwood Dulvary - Jun 20, 2010
Mine came out a bit dry. Baked it for exactly 45 minutes, and the tooth pick came out clean. I am thinking that some canned cherry pie filling would be really good with this cake!

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