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Guiness Chocolate Cake with raspberries and a bottle of beer

Guinness Chocolate Cake

This Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting  is incredibly moist, decadent and melts-in-your mouth delicious. The best cake a chocolate lover could ever wish for; a fantastic chocolate cake with less than a minute of mixing required and 5 minutes prep time. What’s not to love?
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 -12 slices
Calories 737kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup hot coffee

Chocolate Ganache

  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream or whip cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chocolate , semi sweet and milk chocolate

Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounce unsalted butter , softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 -6 tablespoons Baileys Irish cream


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, then grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, sour cream, Guinness, oil and vanilla. Pour in hot coffee.  Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon for about 1 or 2 minutes (Batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool them completely on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Melt cream, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave for about a minute , mix until smooth and shiny.
  • Pour over cake and serve.

Baileys Irish cream Frosting

  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer or by hand . Add powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Slowly pour in the Baileys, adding less or more depending on how boozy you want the frosting to be .
  • Refrigerate until ready to use . Spread over cake.


  1. To make these into cupcakes,  adjust baking times to 12- 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. For any leftovers, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1-2 days. Moreover, the unfrosted cake will keep well for about 5 days if stored in an airtight container in a cool place.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
  4. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.


Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 121g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.3mg