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Guinness Cake



Hi there! In case you haven’t figured it out already, I have started a new job. As with any job, it takes a good 6-12 weeks to adjust, and this one in particular has responsibility in spades! You may or may not hear about it in the future. I haven’t decided yet.





In any case, I know that we’re kind of past strawberry season, but in hopes there are still some good strawberries out there to be bought, I wanted to post this awesome cake soon than later. Actually, I used raspberries and strawberries in this one.




Who likes beer?

I do, I do!

Who likes Chocolate?

I do, I do!

Who likes whipped cream?

Me! Pick me!!

How about we top it off with strawberries?

C’mon, you had me at beer.





Long story short, I had some leftover Guinness, strawberries were in season. What goes better with Guinness than chocolate? What goes better with strawberries than cream? Case closed.





So, what do you think? Did people like it? You bet they did!




Adapted from Garlic Girl.


Guinness Chocolate Cake with Berries & Cream

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Berries & Cream


    For the Cake
  1. • 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. • 2½ teaspoons baking soda
  3. • 1 cup Guinness beer
  4. • 1 stick butter
  5. • 1¾ cups sugar
  6. • ¾ cup dark cocoa
  7. • ¾ cup sour cream
  8. • 2 eggs
  9. • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. For the Whipped Cream
  11. • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  12. • ½ cup granulated sugar
  13. • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  14. For Topping and Assembly
  15. • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced (one cup halved with stems intact)
  16. • 1 cup fresh raspberries


    For the Cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease two 9" cake pans with butter, line with parchment paper; grease top of parchment paper with butter too.
  3. In mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside.
  4. I small sauce pan, melt butter with Guinness on medium low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar and cocoa powder until smooth.
  5. In medium mixing bowl whisk together sour cream and eggs; stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Once cooled, add Guinness mixture to sour cream mixture and whisk until smooth.
  7. Slowly add flour mixture and stir until just blended. Pour equal amounts in cake pans.
  8. Bake for about 23 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the middle.
  9. Let cool for about 15 minutes in pan, remove and cool on rack.
  10. For the Whipped Cream
  11. Add heavy cream to chilled mixing bowl. Beat until thickened, around 5 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form.
  12. Assembly
  13. First level cakes by slicing off rounded tops. Place first cake on cake platter; spread generous layer of whipped cream and top with sliced strawberries. Repeat with next layer. For top layer, create a pile of berries, adding sliced strawberries with stems for added appeal and color.

1 Comment

  1. GarlicGirlBlog says

    The problem with copying and pasting another blogger’s recipe is that you may also inherit their typos (see instruction #4). It should be “In, not I.

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