Guinness Cake Recipe
This recipe can be prepared up to 1 week in advance and frozen until ready to use
This is a half recipe for 1-8" pan since that's all we need for the cheesecake Click here for the video tutorial for how to mix this recipe
Serves: 1 8" Layer
  • Unsalted Butter 10Tablespoons (140g)
  • Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 3 ounces (85g) (about ½ cup chopped baking chocolate)
  • Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (105g)
  • Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Dark Stout Beer 1 cup (240ml)
  • Large Eggs 2 (100g)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
  • All Purpose Flour 2¼ cup (280g)
  • Baking Soda 2 teaspoon (10g)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon (3g)
  1. In a large mixing bowl or in the Kitchen Aid mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the beer and the brown sugar, blend on low speed to incorporate.
  2. Meanwhile in a microwave safe bowl or in a small sauce pot on the stove, melt the butter with the chocolate.
  3. Add the melted chocolate/butter mixture to the sugar and beer and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs one at a time, whisking between each addition.
  5. Sift the granulated sugar with the flour, baking soda and salt and slowly add it to the chocolate mixture while whisking on low speed the entire time.
  6. Once your batter is smooth, pour into prepared 8" Greased and parchment lined pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at