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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Saint Patrick's Day Chocolate Guinness Cake

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 Bake: 45 min. + cooling

YIELD: 12 servings.


1 cup Guinness (dark beer)

1/2 cup stick butter, cubed

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup baking cocoa

2 large eggs, beaten, room temperature

2/3 cup sour cream

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Remove cake from place on serving platter.

4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat). Frost top of cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

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