Recipe Collection :: Guinness Chocolate Cake


  • 450ml Stout
  • 450g Unsalted Butter
  • 190g Cocoa Powder
  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 800g Sugar
  • 1tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 300ml Sour Cream
  • 300ml Whipping Cream
  • 450g Dark Chocolate


  • Bring the stout and butter to simmer, then take off the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder

  • Mix the flour, sugar, bicarb and salt in a large bowl to blend

  • Beat the eggs, and sour cream together in another bowl, add the stout-chocolate mixture and beat just to combine

  • Add the flour mixture and beat briefly on low speed until combined

  • Divide batter between pans, depending on how many you decide to use

  • Bake cakes at 160 Degrees C for 35 - 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean

  • Bring the whipping cream to simmer then remove from the heat and add the dark chocolate to make a ganache. Stir until smooth then either refrigerate and spread on the cakes or pour over whilst hot.