Linda Isaacs Recipe

Guinness Chocolate Cake

By Linda Isaacs YogisMom

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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)
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

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Mar 17, 2015 - Linda Isaacs shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
nancy blissitte stillcookinat63
Feb 1, 2015
April if you are concerned about the taste of the beer I have a simple and tasty solution. Instead of the cup of beer you can use a cup of Cherry Coke or Cherry Dr Pepper. This will still give the cake a nice rich taste and a fluffy texture. I haven't used water when baking for probably 15 years, I really like the taste of the Dr Pepper and you'll love how moist and high your cake will be. If I'm making a white or light colored cake I use Cherry 7-Up. Please give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
Maria Thomson MERTh
Dec 15, 2014
Absolutely love this cake! Deep rich chocolate taste, dense in texture and not too sweet. Not usually much of a cake lover, but can't get enough of this one! Put a chocolate glaze over the top and crushed red, white, and green candy canes sprinkled on top for a Christmas treat! Thank you for this recipe! I will make it again and again!
Genny Bortner gennybb
Nov 17, 2014
Making this for a birthday cake. Any suggestions on the frosting? I've found a Bailey's and Whiskey cream cheese recipe but don't want to cover the flavor of the Guinness...Thoughts?
Sandy Sebold sandyssweets
Mar 25, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!