Guinness Chocolate Cake Recipe With Creamy White Frosting

About half a bottle of beer is added to an already moist and rich
cake. The cake is deep, dark and chocolately with just a hint of
stout. [br] [br] Since the cake is quite rich, we love topping with a
simple no-fuss cream cheese frosting.

Yield: 8  Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes  Total time: 1 hour

You Will Need

For the Cake
  • 3/4 cup (about half of a 11.2 ounce bottle) Guinness Stout beer
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Frosting
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter then dust the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat then add beer and warm through. Remove from heat, and then whisk in cocoa powder until completely smooth. Cool 1 minute.
  3. In the meantime, add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt to a large mixing bowl then use a clean whisk to combine. Make sure you whisk for 20 seconds or so, you want to make sure everything is combined. In another small bowl, whisk together the eggs and sour cream until well blended.
  4. Pour cocoa and stout mixture into the dry ingredients then use a spatula or large spoon to gently stir together. You do not need to beat, just stir until incorporated. Now, add the egg and sour cream mixture and continue to stir until incorporated.
  5. Evenly fill prepared cake pan then bake in the oven about 40 minutes until a tooth pick can be inserted and come out clean and when you tap the top of the cake, it bounces back. Transfer cake, in pan, to a cooling rack and cool 10 minutes then turn cake out of the pan onto the rack and cool completely.
  1. Add cream cheese and vanilla extract to a large bowl then use a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar a 1/4 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
  2. Add cream and beat until frosting is light and creamy. Frost top of cake.
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