Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Guinness Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenniee

Makes 16 servings



rich, moist chocolate cake, not too sweet

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Guinness Cake

2 oz cocoa powder
7 fl oz Guinness
4 oz butter, very soft
10 oz brown sugar
2 eggs, large, beaten
6 oz plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

For the icing:
4 oz icing sugar, sifted
2 oz butter, very soft
2 tablespoons Guinness
4 oz dark chocolate (50-55% cocoa solids)

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Guinness Cake

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together, beating thoroughly for 3 or 4 minutes until pale and fluffy.

  2. Gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, beating well between each addition. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda on to a sheet of baking parchment.

  3. Weigh the cocoa and put it in a separate bowl, gradually stirring the Guinness into it.

  4. Lightly fold into the egg mixture small quantities of the sifted flour alternately with the cocoa-Guinness liquid.

  5. When both have been added, divide the cake mixture equally between 2 8-inch round tins and level it out.

  6. Bake the sponges in the centre of the oven for 30-35 minutes. The cakes should be flat on top and feel springy and will have shrunk slightly from the side of the tin. Leave them to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool further, carefully stripping off the base papers.

  7. To make the icing, beat the icing sugar and butter together until blended, then gradually add the stout, making sure it is thoroughly mixed in after each addition. Now melt the chocolate in a bowl set over hot water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. When it's melted, remove the bowl from the water, and carefully fold the chocolate into the icing mixture. Now remove a third of the icing to a separate bowl and stir in chopped walnuts (optional). After all the icing has cooled to a spreadable consistency, sandwich the cake with the walnut icing. Then spread the remaining two-thirds of the icing on top of the cake, using a palette knife.

  8. Now try to be patient and allow the icing to become firm before eating!

Categories

Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 80.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
269
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
7.3g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Sodium
159mg
7%
Potassium
168mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
38.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
27.9g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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