Chocolate-Guinness cake

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George Wood

George Wood

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-10+
250 ml Guinness
250 g butter
75 g cocoa powder
400 g caster sugar
140 ml sour cream
eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
275 g flour
2½ tsp baking soda
300 g cream cheese
150 g powdered sugar
125 ml heavy cream
butter for greasing
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • oven
  • 23-cm/9-in. baking pan
  • whisk
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • sieve
  • rubber spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
667
Protein
9 g
Fat
32 g
Carb
85 g
  • Step 1/6

    Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/320°F and grease the baking pan. In a saucepan, heat the Guinness and chopped butter until the butter melts.
    • 250 ml Guinness
    • 250 g butter
    • butter for greasing
    • large saucepan
    • oven
    • 23-cm/9-in. baking pan

    Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/320°F and grease the baking pan. In a saucepan, heat the Guinness and chopped butter until the butter melts.

  • Step 2/6

    Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
    • 75 g cocoa powder
    • 400 g caster sugar
    • whisk

    Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.

  • Step 3/6

    Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla. Then, add this to the buttery mixture.
    • 140 ml sour cream
    • eggs
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
    • large bowl
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla. Then, add this to the buttery mixture.

  • Step 4/6

    Whisk in the flour and baking soda. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for approx. 45 – 60 min. at 160°C/320°F.
    • 275 g flour
    • 2½ tsp baking soda

    Whisk in the flour and baking soda. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for approx. 45 – 60 min. at 160°C/320°F.

  • Step 5/6

    Ensure the cake is cooled (approx. 2 hrs.) before it is removed from the pan and iced.

    Ensure the cake is cooled (approx. 2 hrs.) before it is removed from the pan and iced.

  • Step 6/6

    To make the frosting, lightly whip the cream cheese until it is smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the cream cheese and beat them together. Add heavy cream and further beat to achieve a spreadable consistency. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake and serve.
    • 300 g cream cheese
    • 150 g powdered sugar
    • 125 ml heavy cream
    • sieve
    • large bowl
    • rubber spatula

    To make the frosting, lightly whip the cream cheese until it is smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the cream cheese and beat them together. Add heavy cream and further beat to achieve a spreadable consistency. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake and serve.