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

Dannielle Fontela
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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

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  • 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; 35.4 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 306 mg sodium. 83.5 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2017
This is an amazingly moist chocolate cake with an essence of stout that is not overpowering. The only thing I added was 1/4 t salt. It was a huge hit at my St. Patty's day party and 3 people asked for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2017
I made these for the March challenge #everyonelovescupcakes for Allrecipes Allstars Canada. The liquid to flour ratio is off in this recipe basic cake ratio is 1 part fat 2 parts sugar 3 parts flour and 4 eggs. I wanted 12 cupcakes so I adjusted the recipe to 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup Guiness 1/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 tsps baking powder (I used Dutch processed cocoa which requires baking powder not soda) For the frosting I used 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream and added an additional 1/4 cup of icing sugar as it was a bit soft for piping would add a little more next time. Baked in 23 minutes and yielded 14 cupcakes. Made for an early St. Patrick's Day lunch strong in flavour but tasty. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2017
This is an amazingly moist chocolate cake with an essence of stout that is not overpowering. The only thing I added was 1/4 t salt. It was a huge hit at my St. Patty's day party and 3 people asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2017
This is an amazingly moist chocolate cake with an essence of stout that is not overpowering. The only thing I added was 1/4 t salt. It was a huge hit at my St. Patty's day party and 3 people asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2017
I made these for the March challenge #everyonelovescupcakes for Allrecipes Allstars Canada. The liquid to flour ratio is off in this recipe basic cake ratio is 1 part fat 2 parts sugar 3 parts flour and 4 eggs. I wanted 12 cupcakes so I adjusted the recipe to 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup Guiness 1/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 tsps baking powder (I used Dutch processed cocoa which requires baking powder not soda) For the frosting I used 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream and added an additional 1/4 cup of icing sugar as it was a bit soft for piping would add a little more next time. Baked in 23 minutes and yielded 14 cupcakes. Made for an early St. Patrick's Day lunch strong in flavour but tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2018
This is a rich dense and delicious cake. Followed recipe as written. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2019
It was good but not great. It wasn t chocolately enough and the frosting completely overpowered the cake so much so that I could barely taste anything but the frosting. I ve tasted the cake using Diana s Guinness chocolate cake recipe on this site and it s better than this one. It s more chocolately and the chocolate frosting makes all the difference by re-inforcing the chocolate flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
I will definitely make this recipe again! This is my new fave for St Patrick's day!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2017
Made for my son's birthday. It was so very delicious that it disappeared. My granddaughter liked it so much that she is thinking of having it for her wedding cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
Delicious!! It's definitely not your average fluffy kind of cake it's a bit dense but still unbelievably moist. And the frosting is amazing. I like my frosting a little more cream cheesy so I about doubled the cream cheese and added a bit more powdered sugar and liqueur to make up for it. This was a win with our St. Patrick's day guests. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
Wonderful. I got rave reviews Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2020
Very tasty but next time I would use less vanilla and more flour. Read More