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Guinness Cake

After tinkering with a few different recipes for chocolate stout cake, this is what I came up with. It is delicious and versatile. You can leave off the icing and it will taste like a rich chocolate pound cake. Or bake it as a small layer cake instead of the bundt, frosting it with chocolate or vanilla buttercream. For a different flavor, I have substituted Coffee or Coca-Cola for the Guinness. Whenever I need a dense chocolate cake, this is my go-to recipe. It is actually better the day after you bake it, when the Guinness flavor has had time to mellow.

What You’ll Need

1 cup Guinness
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup Cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Cups confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp cup cocoa powder
2 Tbsp Guinness

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