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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 16
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: Irish


This Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe gives us a full bodied chocolate cake with a Bailey’s cream cheese frosting for a real slice of Ireland.


Guinness cake
2 eggs, room temperature
150 grams / 3/4 cup superfine/caster sugar
175 grams / ¾ cup light brown sugar
169 grams / 1 cup Guinness
114 grams / ½ cup sunflower oil
100 milliliters / 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon cup milk
111 grams / 1 cup cocoa powder
240 grams / 1 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
6 grams / 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
3 grams / ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
Baileys frosting
100 grams / 3.5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
28 grams / 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
290 grams / 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s/icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
18 grams / 2 tablespoons baileys


Guinness cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line the base of a baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the eggs, sugars, Guinness, sunflower oil and Greek yogurt into a bowl and combine with a whisk until the eggs are broken up and your mixture has a coffee hue.
  3. In a separate bowl, place the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine with a fork (this will help remove large lumps).
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine until your batter is smooth.
  5. Pour into your cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Remove and allow to cool before removing from the tin.

Bailey's frosting

  1. Place the cream cheese into a bowl and beat on medium until smooth.
  2. Add the butter beat until well combined, smooth and fluffy, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Toss in half the sugar and beat on low until just combined.
  4. Repeat with the remaining sugar, ensuring to mix until just combined and no dry portions remain in bowl.
  5. Add in the Baileys and beat until just combined.
  6. Spoon the frosting on top of the cake and smooth out to the edges.
  7. Slice up and serve.
  8. Dig in!


Recipe by Roamingtaste


  • Calories: 224 calories per serve

Keywords: cake, chocolate, holidays