Guinness Cake

Guinness Cake is an Irish delicious chocolaty cake made of cacao, butter and beer.

The cream cheese frosting resembles the foamy head of a glass of Guinness.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Serves: 12 portions


For the cake

  • Guinness : 400 ml

  • Cacao : 150 g

  • Flour : 225 g

  • Soft brown sugar : 350 g

  • Soft butter : 200 g

  • Baking powder : 16 g

  • Four eggs

  • Two teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

For the topping
Cream cheese : 200 g

Heavy whipping cream : 200 g

Icing sugar : 250 g


  1. Set oven to 180°C.

  2. In a bowl beat butter and sugar to a fluffy mixture.

  3. Add the beaten eggs and stir well.

  4. In another bowl pour the beer and add the cacao.

  5. Sift the flour, the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and add into the butter, sugar and eggs bowl and stir very well.

  6. Add the beer with cacao and stir.

  7. Turn the dough into a greased cake tin.

  8. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean.

  9. After cooking leave to stand until cool.

  10. In a large bowl whisk the cream cheese until fluffy and add the cream and the icing sugar.

  11. Beat until smooth.

  12. Ice top of cake so that it resembles the foamy pint of beer.