Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

Thick, creamy Guinness stout takes chocolate cake to a whole new dimension.

Guiness Chocolate Cake

Recipe: Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

Guiness Chocolate Cake


For The Cake
1 cup + 1 tbsp butter
1 cup Guinness
2 + 1/4 cups plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
3/4 cup sugar

For The Ganache
7 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Guinness
1 tbsp butter


1 hour 30 minutes




  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease and flour bundt pan.
  2. Place the butter and stout in a medium saucepan and heat gently until the butter is melted then remove from the heat.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract and sugars until very smooth. Fold a third of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, followed by a third of the stout mixture; repeat until all the ingredients are mixed together.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cover the cake loosely with tin foil part way through baking if the top starts to get too dark.
  6. Leave to cool in the pan for about half an hour then carefully turn it out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  7. To make the ganache, place the chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Heat the cream and stout together until just boiling then pour over the chocolate. Leave to stand for 5 minutes then stir until smooth; add the butter and stir until it has melted and the ganache is smooth.
  8. Leave the ganache to cool until it is thick and spreadable, then place the cake on a serving platter and spread the ganache in a thick layer over the top and enjoy.