How To: Make a chocolate Guinness cake with Irish Cream

Make a chocolate Guinness cake with Irish Cream

Attention all Guinness lovers… did you know that Guinness doesn't have to be enjoyed merely by itself? You can do all sorts of things with this Irish beer, like mix specialty drinks, cook, and bake…

A dessert that looks like a pint of Guinness? We were intrigued. Clare Garland of Ashmont Grill assembles a chocolate cake and creamy Guinness topping that look as if they were on tap at the pub. Watch this how2heroes video and learn the priceless tips of an innovative pastry chef to ready this presentation in no time.


Makes 12 individual servings or one 9" x 3" round cake


* 8 oz (2 sticks) sweet unsalted butter, cut into bits
* 1 cup Guinness stout
* ½ cup natural cocoa powder
* ¼ cup black cocoa powder
* 2 cups granulated sugar
* ¾ cup sour cream
* 2 large eggs
* 1 tbsp vanilla extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2½ tsp baking soda
* butter to grease baking pan or rings


* 6 large egg yolks
* ¼ cup granulated sugar
* ? cup water
* ? cup Irish cream liqueur
* 1 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
* 2 oz milk chocolate, chopped
* ¾ cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
* pinch of kosher salt

Special Equipment

* twelve 3" diameter pastry rings, cupcake tins or 9" x 3" round baking pan
* parchment paper
* foil
* baking sheet

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