An all-time favourite with a twist; this chocolate Guinness cake is the ultimate treat.

  • Serves: 12 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes

    Chocolate Guinness Cake

    Recipe Information

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    For the cake

    200g Soft Light Brown Sugar

    250g Unsalted Butter (softened)

    125g Dark Chocolate (melted)

    2 Eggs

    200ml Guinness

    275g Self Raising Flour

    1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda


    For the icing

    250g Cream Cheese

    150g Icing Sugar

    150g Unsalted Butter (softened)

    1 tsp Vanilla Extract


    Equipment: 23cm Spring form cake tin (greased and lined)


    Pre-heat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.

    Soften the butter and use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes).

    Melt the chocolate and then stir into the mixture.

    Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.

    Slowly add the Guinness and whisk until smooth.

    Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the mix and carefully fold through.

    Pour into the lined tin and bake for 45 minutes (check a cocktail stick comes out clean).

    Leave the cake to cool while you make the icing.

    Use an electric mixer to beat together the cream cheese and butter for a few minutes until light and fluffy then gradually add the icing sugar.

    Finally mix the vanilla extract into the frosting and top the cooled cake with the frosting.

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