Prep 20m Cook 50m Additional 30m Ready In 1h 40m
Servings 1 9-inch cake Calories 673.7

Super yummy cake that even a non-drinker will enjoy! For St. Patrick’s Day or any other day that you want!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, sliced
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. 2 Pour stout beer into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 1 cup sliced butter; heat until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk in white sugar and cocoa powder until dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. 3 Mix sour cream, eggs, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract together in a bowl. Stir into beer mixture. Whisk flour and baking soda into the beer mixture until batter is smooth; pour into the greased pan.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake; cool to room temperature on a wire rack, about 30 minutes. Remove ring and transfer cake to a serving platter.
  5. 5 Beat 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add vanilla extract. Mix in confectioners' slowly until icing is smooth. Add Irish cream liqueur 1 tablespoon at a time to thin frosting to a spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 673.7
  • Carbohydrate 83.5 g
  • Cholesterol 126.5 mg
  • Fat 35.4 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 21.9 g
  • Sodium 306 mg
  • Sugar 67 g


  1. Very tasty but next time I would use less vanilla and more flour.
  2. It was good but not great. It wasn t chocolately enough and the frosting completely overpowered the cake so much so that I could barely taste anything but the frosting. I ve tasted the cake using Diana s Guinness chocolate cake recipe on this site and it s better than this one. It s more - Read more ...
  3. Delicious!! It's definitely not your average fluffy kind of cake it's a bit dense but still unbelievably moist. And the frosting is amazing. I like my frosting a little more cream cheesy so I about doubled the cream cheese and added a bit more powdered sugar and liqueur to make up for it. This was - Read more ...
  4. I will definitely make this recipe again! This is my new fave for St Patrick's day!!
  5. This is a rich dense and delicious cake. Followed recipe as written.
  6. Wonderful. I got rave reviews
  7. Made for my son's birthday. It was so very delicious that it disappeared. My granddaughter liked it so much that she is thinking of having it for her wedding cake.
  8. This is an amazingly moist chocolate cake with an essence of stout that is not overpowering. The only thing I added was 1/4 t salt. It was a huge hit at my St. Patty's day party and 3 people asked for the recipe.
  9. I made these for the March challenge #everyonelovescupcakes for Allrecipes Allstars Canada. The liquid to flour ratio is off in this recipe basic cake ratio is 1 part fat 2 parts sugar 3 parts flour and 4 eggs. I wanted 12 cupcakes so I adjusted the recipe to 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 - Read more ...

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