How to make chocolate Guinness beer cake

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake
Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake

How about this treat for any Guinness loving sweet tooths on St Patrick’s Day – the chocolate Guinness beer cake recipe.

Guinness is a popular drink all over the world but is totally synonymous with Ireland.

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake

So much so that chefs across the world like to get creative with the drink and use it in their recipes – and not just for savoury meals.

The YouTube channel Divas Can Cook have given a great example of how the iconic Irish stout can be used to create a delicious dessert.

The chocolate Guinness beer cake is delicious and described in the video description as ‘tall dark and handsome’.

Monique (the ‘diva’) adds: “No worries if you don’t like beer, the beer just gives this cake a lil kick!”

On her recipe page she says: “You must serve this cake with vanilla ice cream. Once that ice cream starts to melt into this cake and frosting it’s divine!! Which leads me to believe a vanilla buttercream frosting would probably be delicious as well.”

The diva’s video is easy to follow and the results are delicious – and a perfect dessert for St Patrick’s Day.

Chocolate Guinness beer cake recipe


1¾ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
½ cup sour cream
½ cup cup buttermilk
½ cup plain black coffee
½ cup guinness beer

Chocolate buttercream frosting recipe

3½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup milk (may need more or less)
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Take a look at the video below.

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