Irish Chef Clodagh McKenna shares a Guinness Chocolate Cake Recipe that’s easy to share with friends and family.
Dust off your baking apron and gloves and try your hand at this delicious Irish-inspired recipe.
Clodagh McKenna’s Guinness Chocolate Cake Recipe
Give a cake, 8 people
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour
For the cake:
- 260g butter
- 300 ml Guinness / other stout / alcohol-free stout
- 100g of cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 420g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 180 ml buttermilk
- 300g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
For the icing:
- 300 g icing sugar, sifted
- 100g butter
- 340g cream cheese
Preheat the oven to 170 ° C / 325 ° F / thermostat 3. Line the bottom of a 12-inch round loaf pan with parchment paper.
To make the cake, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir in the Guinness (or other non-alcoholic stout / stout), then remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk, then slowly add the Guinness mixture, whisking all the time.
Then sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder and stir into the wet mixture until well combined.
Pour the preparation into a cake tin and bake for about 55 minutes. Test to make sure the cake is done by inserting a dry skewer in the middle of the cake – if it comes out clean, the cake is done. Let cool a bit, then remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by mixing all the ingredients together using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
Place the cooled cake on a plate and liberally spread the frosting on top. The cake will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
You can find other Irish-inspired recipes on the Clodagh McKenna website.