HomeBlogRecipes › Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Serves

12 slices

Prep

15 mins

Cooking

45 mins

This heavenly chocolate Guinness cake's beauty isn’t just in the luxuriously rich, jet black cake but also in the depth of flavour. The hint of stout that isn’t overpowering, but a perfect contrast to the sweet chocolate. Great to make at any time, but ideal for St. Patrick's Day.

From Nigella

Ingredients

  • 250 millilitres guinness
  • 250 grams unsalted butter 
  • 75 grams cocoa powder 
  • 400 grams caster sugar 
  • 150 millilitres sour cream 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 275 grams plain flour 
  • 2½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 

FOR THE TOPPING 

  • 300 grams cream cheese 
  • 150 grams icing sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour 
  • 125 millilitres double cream (or whipping cream) 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/160°C Fan/350ºF, and butter and line a 23cm / 9 inch springform tin. 
  • Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan, add the butter - in spoons or slices - and heat until the butter's melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the brown, buttery, beery pan and finally whisk in the flour and bicarb. 
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined tin and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake. 
  • When the cake's cold, sit it on a flat platter or cake stand and get on with the icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sieve over the icing sugar and cornflour and then beat to combine. 
  • If using double cream, add it and beat until you have a spreadable consistency. If using whipping cream, whisk first to soft peaks, add a couple of spoonfuls into the cream cheese mixture and once this is combined, fold in the rest. 
  • Ice the top of the black cake so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint. 

Recommended tools

Tala Performance Non-Stick 23cm dia Round Springform Cake Pan - Art of Living Cookshop (2485617852474)
Tala Performance Non-Stick 23cm dia Round Springform Cake Pan - Art of Living Cookshop (2485617852474)
Tala Performance Non-Stick 23cm dia Round Springform Cake Pan - Art of Living Cookshop (2485617852474)
Tala Performance Non-Stick 23cm dia Round Springform Cake Pan - Art of Living Cookshop (2485617852474)

Tala Performance Non-Stick 23cm dia Round Springform Cake Pan

£11.95
View Details
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender - Art of Living Cookshop (4524061163578)
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender - Art of Living Cookshop (4524061163578)
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender - Art of Living Cookshop (4524061163578)
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender - Art of Living Cookshop (4524061163578)
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender - Art of Living Cookshop (4524061163578)

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cordless Hand Blender

£130.00
View Details

More recipes

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Read more

Summer Berry Tiramisu Pots

Read more

Tarte Tropezienne

Read more

Buying guides

Buying Guides

Product reviews

Product Reviews

Blog homepage

Art of Living Blog