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Super yummy cake that even a non-drinker will enjoy! For St. Patrick's Day or any other day that you want!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins
30 mins
1 hr 40 mins
1 9-inch cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Pour stout beer into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 1 cup sliced butter; heat until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk in white sugar and cocoa powder until dissolved. Remove from heat.

  • Mix sour cream, eggs, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract together in a bowl. Stir into beer mixture. Whisk flour and baking soda into the beer mixture until batter is smooth; pour into the greased pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake; cool to room temperature on a wire rack, about 30 minutes. Remove ring and transfer cake to a serving platter.

  • Beat 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add vanilla extract. Mix in confectioners' slowly until icing is smooth. Add Irish cream liqueur 1 tablespoon at a time to thin frosting to a spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

674 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 83.5g; fat 35.4g; cholesterol 126.5mg; sodium 306mg. Full Nutrition