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guinness chocolate cake

(21 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda Isaacs
Rhinebeck, NY

I've used a Bundt pan and springform pan for this cake. Dusted it with confectioners' sugar for a pretty presentation.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Moist and delicious, this Guinness chocolate cake is filled with chocolate flavor. The beer enhances the chocolate flavor, and sour cream helps add moisture. The homemade chocolate cake is delicious simply dusted with powdered sugar. You could also whip up a chocolate frosting or powdered sugar glaze for a touch of richness.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(21 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
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 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • extra confectioners' sugar for dusting

How To Make guinness chocolate cake

Test Kitchen Tips
We buttered the pan and dusted it with extra cocoa powder.
  • Prepping a springform pan.
    Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter and line a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Heating butter and Guinness.
    Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan. Add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter is melted.
  • Whisk in cocoa and sugar.
    Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  • Sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
    Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla. Then pour into the saucepan. Make sure you beat constantly so the egg does not cook.
  • Whisk in flour and baking soda.
    Whisk in the flour and baking soda.
  • Batter poured into springform pan.
    Pour the cake batter into the greased and prepared pan.
  • Baking the Guinness cake.
    Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Cooling the baked Guinness cake.
    Leave to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.
  • Dusting cake with confectioners' sugar.
    Optional: Dust with confectioners' sugar.