Chocolate Guinness Cake

This cake is so delicious and moist, it disappears very quickly in our house. Try it for yourself.


Chocolate Guinness Cake – one slice just doesn’t do it!



125 grams of butter at room temperature

250 grams light brown sugar

175 grams plain flour

50 grams cocoa powder

1/2  teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

200 mls Guinness or other stout


Cream butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Gradually beat in alternately the eggs, dry ingredients and stout until all have been added and the mixture is smooth.

Transfer the mixture into a 20 cm spring-form tin which has been greased and the bottom lined, spreading the surface level. Bake in preheated oven at 160°C for 45-55 minutes until well risen,the top is slightly cracked and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes then loosen edges, and turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


Two  tablespoons of sifted cocoa dissolved in small amount of boiling water (add water by the tablespoon)  add icing sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla essence,  beating until smooth and firm enough to spread over warm cake.






1 comment
  1. Your chocolate cake sounds very tempting. I will try it out during the weekend Anne. Thanks for your likes on my blog.


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