Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake created by Izy Hossack

This is a dark, moist cake that keeps beautifully. It doesn't taste exactly of chocolate or Guinness, but a lovely deep flavor somewhere between the two. I can see the addition of some ginger doing very nicely in this. It comes together in a flash on the stovetop. From Nigella Lawson by way of Kim O'Donnell of the Washington Post.

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1hr 5mins
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  • Pour Guinness into a large saucepan, add butter and heat until melted.
  • Whisk in cocoa powder and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, beat sour cream with eggs and vanilla and then pour into brown, buttery, beery mixture and finally whisk in flour and baking soda.
  • Pour cake batter into greased and line pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour (Check at 45 minutes for doneness, poking a skewer in center).
  • Leave to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake.
  • When cake is cold, gently peel off parchment paper and transfer to a platter or cake stand.
  • Icing.
  • Place cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl, and whip with an electric beater, until smooth (You may also do this with a food processor).
  • Add cream and beat again until you have a spreadable consistency.
  • Ice top of cake, starting at middle and fanning out, so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint.
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"This is a dark, moist cake that keeps beautifully. It doesn't taste exactly of chocolate or Guinness, but a lovely deep flavor somewhere between the two. I can see the addition of some ginger doing very nicely in this. It comes together in a flash on the stovetop. From Nigella Lawson by way of Kim O'Donnell of the Washington Post."
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  1. Candi F.
    I've been making this cake for years and my coworkers and husband can never get enough.
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  2. Kristen N.
    Amazingly rich and dense cake. I topped with dollops of caramel buttercream and a salted caramel drizzle. Got rave reviews at work!
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  3. Kristen N.
    frosting, added a salted caramel drizzle.
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  4. Tamara S.
    I made this cake yesterday for St. Patrick's Day; it was a hit! I made no modifications and the texture and flavor were great. I will definitely make this again!
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  5. phyllisb975jt
    What is a cup measurement in U.K. Grammes or ounces
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