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Chocolate Guinness Cake

This great chocolate cake recipe is easy to make, yet tasty and moist!

8 slices

Easy 80 Minutes



For the recipe  Chocolate Guinness Cake

For the Cake:

125 g Lightly Salted Butter (4 ½ oz)
125 ml Guinness® (4 ½ fl.oz)
115 g Self-Raising Flour (4 oz)
50 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x2 sachets or 2 oz)
2.5 g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (½ tsp)
125 g Caster Sugar (4 ½ oz)
75 ml Whole Milk (3 fl.oz)
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste (1 tsp)
50 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate (Or 2 oz) Broken into small pieces
1 Medium Egg

To decorate:

25 g Lightly Salted Butter (1oz, softened)
25 g White Vegetable Fats (1oz, softened)
2.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (½ tsp)
100 g Icing Sugar (3 ½ oz)




Chocolate Guinness Cake

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a deep 15cm (6inch) round cake tin. Put the butter and Guinness® in a saucepan and heat very gently, without boiling, until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.


Sieve the flour, Cocoa Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and Chocolate pieces. Make a well in the centre.


Mix the egg, milk and Vanilla Extract together and pour into the dry ingredients along with the Guinness® mixture. Mix together well to form a smooth, thick batter.


Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for about 55 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch – a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake should come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.


To decorate

Beat the butter and white vegetable fat together until smooth, creamy and glossy. Beat in the Vanilla Extract. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar to make a spreadable, creamy icing.


Spread the icing thickly on top of the cake; smooth the edge by drawing a palette knife round the top to make the icing in-line with the side of the cake, like the head on a pint of Guinness®. Your cake is now ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Chocolate Guinness Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 3957kJ
Fat 55g 21g
Carbohydrate 56g 22g
Protein 35g 13g