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Guinness® Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Dannielle Fontela

"Super yummy cake that even a non-drinker will enjoy! For St. Patrick's Day or any other day that you want!"
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1 h 40 m servings 674 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 9-inch cake)

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  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; 35.4 g fat; 83.5 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; 127 mg cholesterol; 306 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is a rich, dense and delicious cake. Followed recipe as written.

Wonderful. I got rave reviews

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.

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 ask...

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 part...