Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Frosting


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • 1 cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, sliced

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, or to taste


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

674 Calories
35g Fat
84g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 674
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 67g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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