guinness chocolate cake

★★★★★ 21
a recipe by
Linda Isaacs
Rhinebeck, NY

I used a Bundt pan for the cake pictured. I dusted it with confectioners' 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!)

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 21
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For guinness chocolate cake

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

How To Make guinness chocolate cake

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter and line a 9-inch springform pan.
  • 2
    Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan; add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter's melted. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  • 3
    Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the saucepan. Whisk in the flour and baking soda.
  • 4
    Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.