Chocolate Guinness Cake

Recipe by Sass Smith
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • 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.