As Marie Antionette said, "Let them eat cake!" Today is National Sponge Cake Day (Aug 23) and this Guinness chocolate cake is the most spectacular way to celebrate.

Brighten up your week with this great recipe.

Chocolate Guinness cake 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°F 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 the 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 the cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Read more: Warm and indulgent Guinness gingerbread recipe

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Source: Taste of Home

* Originally published in August 2017.

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