Indulge in this chocolate Guinness cake recipe

“Let them eat cake!” A delicious Irish twist to a luscious chocolate sponge cake.

The newly published Marie Antoinette Diet says keeping trim’s not about what you eat but when you eat it! What we’re taking from this is "Let them eat cake!"

We’re quite happy to take them up on this challenge and, as a Guardian recently suggested, eat cake for breakfast. If it’s this Guinness chocolate cake that we’re totally on board.

Brighten up your Sunday with this great recipe.

Yield: 12 servings.


- 1 cup Guinness
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup baking cocoa
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup Daisy Brand® Sour Cream
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


Grease a nine-inch, springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat the Guinness and butter until butter is melted.

Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended.

Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture.

Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Remove sides of pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.

Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat).

Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand.

Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Source: Taste of Home

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