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


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?
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Sandy Sebold sandyssweets
Mar 25, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Sandy Sebold sandyssweets
Mar 25, 2014
Just had to write and complement you on this wonderful recipe! I made this last week for my daughter's Junior Recital Reception and it turned out to be one of the best cakes, ever! I used Guinness Extra Stout beer and baked for 40 minutes in a bundt pan sprayed with Pam for baking. Let it cool an hr. on rack and it popped out, beautifully! I did add a sour cream drizzle just to dress it up and then decided to make again in my mini bundt pans and the rest in cupcake pans. Both times, it turned out wonderful and when I mentioned to college kids at reception what kind of cake it was, they dug in! Got requests for your recipe, too! Thank you so much for sharing, I will make this again and again!!!