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Nice n boozy – chocolate guinness cake..

Choc guiness cake

While I was on holiday the dear coquette and dove blogged about an English afternoon tea. One of the treats she recommended was a chocolate Guinness cake…so this past week I decided to take a crack at it, following this recipe.


225 9 (8 oz) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
350 9 (12 oz) soft brown sugar
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
4 eggs, beaten
400 ml (14 fl oz) stout (Guinness) – I didn’t have any so used Brooklyn Brown Ale!!
225 9 (8 oz) plain flour
100g (4 oz) cocoa

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F /gas 4. Butter a 20-25 cm (8-10 in) deep cake tin.

cream butter and brown sugar

Cream together the butter with the soft brown sugar.

Slowly add egg

Gradually add the beaten eggs.

Sift flour and dry goods mix cocoa and guinness

Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix the stout with the cocoa powder.

add dry ingredients

Now add the flour…

Add some of the guiness cocoa mix

,,,and stout mixes alternately to the butter and eggs…

Add more dry ingredients

…and flour until completely and evenly bound.

add last of cocoa guinness mix and combine

You will find the consistency to be quite soft.

sneak in a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

I snuck in a couple handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips!

Put in a greased 8 inch pan

Spoon into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until set.

remove from oven and cool on a tray

You may need to cover with a piece of brown paper after an hour to prevent it browning too much.Allow to cool before removing from the tin. The stout cake is now ready – add icing if desired!

The result is a rich boozy smelling cake. Great with tea, coffee, or a dollop of whipped or clotted cream. Yum! Why don’t you have a crack at it this weekend? You won’t regret it!

Have a good one folks!

cake image atop by baking for the cure


5 Responses

  1. Mmmmmm, I’m drooling onto my keyboard! Hope it was as delicious as it looks! x

  2. That cake sounds and looks delicious..yep, I would definitely add icing. Now I want to try it! LOL.

  3. I made a HUGE 3 tiered one for a friend’s wedding with white chocolate buttercream frosting, it was gooooooooooooood!

  4. That’s probably the third time I heard about buttercream frosting on this blog. 🙂 I’m definitely going to try that! Thanks. White chocolate too?? woah, sounds excellent!

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