If you are a fan of decadent treats, this Chocolate Guinness Cake is the
dessert for you! The dense and fudgey chocolate cake has a fantastic malty
flavour which comes from the addition of the stout and is topped with a creamy
white chocolate cream cheese frosting which resembles a pint of Guinness!
300g butter plus extra for greasing
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
100g cocoa powder
375g caster sugar
3 large free-range eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
150ml sour cream
For the frosting
200g good-quality white chocolate
125g butter, at room temperature
225g cream cheese
225g icing sugar, sifted
Preheat the oven to 180°C, grease a 23cm cake tin with a removable base and line
with a disc of parchment paper. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then whisk in
the cocoa powder and Guinness. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda and sugar. Make a well
with the back of a spoon and pour in the melted butter mixture along with the
eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. Pour into the prepared cake tin and place
in the oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out completely clean.
When the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting.
To make the frosting, melt the chocolate in a bowl placed on top of a saucepan
filled with a little water boiling over a low heat. Remove from the heat to cool
for about 10 minutes. Place the butter and cream cheese in a bowl and beat until
fluffy and combined. Mix through the melted white chocolate and then gradually
sift and beat in the icing sugar until you have a smooth, spreadable mixture. To
assemble the cake, place it on a cake stand and spread with frosting