Recipe: Guinness Cake


Excusing the stereotyping that may or may not occur in this particular episode we can promise that the cake is devine! Rich, heavy chocolate cake with a hint of guinness and a gorgeous Guinness frosting that'll have you running for the end of the rainbow!


  • 75 g salted butter
  • 125 g Guinness
  • 150 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 75 ml natural yoghurt
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g cream cheese
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 25 ml Guinness
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 180°C.

melt the butter & Guinness

Step 2

Melt The Butter & Guinness

Melt the butter in a pan along with the Guinness. Beat in the brown sugar, sunflower oil and cocoa powder until smooth and lump free.

Finish the cake mixture

Step 3

Finish The Cake Mixture

Mix the eggs with the yoghurt in another bowl. Whisk in the chocolate and Guinness mixture. Fold in the flour and baking powder.

Divide and bake

Step 4

Divide And Bake

Divide between 4 half pint Guinness glasses so they are ¾ full, allowing for a rise and frosting. Bake for 40 minutes until risen and cooked through (test with a skewer in the center of each). Allow to cool fully.

Level the cake

Step 5

Level The Cake

Level off the top of the cake where it may have risen unevenly and blitz the cake pieces up to a crumb and wedge back into the gaps in the glass.

Make the frosting

Step 6

Make The Frosting

Dump all the frosting ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Spoon the frosting onto the top of each cake to look like head on a pint. Garnish with a shamrock made from fondant icing or mint leaves. Makes 4

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