Linda Isaacs Recipe

Guinness Chocolate Cake

By Linda Isaacs YogisMom

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 20 Ratings
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Linda's Story

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!)


1 c
guinness draft beer
3/4 c
sour cream
1 stick
unsalted butter (add 2 tbsp if you'd like)
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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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    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!
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    Faye Patterson fudgie - Mar 8, 2010
    Made this yesterday and it was really good! Thank you for posting your recipe.
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    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!
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    Cassie Harig cmharig - Jun 14, 2010
    Not bad! Really like the Guinness flavor.
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    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!