Chocolate Guinness Cake: Father’s Day Special

Recipe and image c/o Dr. Oetker.

Chocolate Guinness Cake. Hello friends. So are you looking for the perfect cake to make for Dad on Father’s Day?

Is your Dad also a fan of Guinness?

If so…

How about making him a Chocolate Guinness Cake? So cool!!

Chocolate Guinness Cake: Father's Day Special

How To Make A Chocolate Guinness Cake:

Preparation time: 30 minutes plus cooling

Cooking time: 1 hour

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Ingredients (serves 8):

125 g (4 ½ oz) Lightly salted butter

125 ml (4 ½ fl.oz) Guinness®

115 g (4 oz) Self raising flour

2 sachets (50 g/2 oz) Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder

2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda

125 g (4 ½ oz) Caster sugar

50 g (2oz) Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Fine Cooks’ Chocolate, cut into small pieces

75 ml (3fl.oz) Whole milk

1 Medium egg, beaten

5 ml (1 tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract

To Decorate:

25 g (1oz) Lightly salted butter, softened

25 g (1oz) White vegetable fat, softened

2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract

100 g (3 ½ oz) Icing sugar

Chocolate Guinness Cake Method:

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a deep 15cm (6inch) round cake tin. Put the butter and Guinness® in a saucepan and heat very gently, without boiling, until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.

2. Sieve the flour, Cocoa Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and Chocolate pieces. Make a well in the centre.

3. Mix the egg, milk and Vanilla Extract together and pour into the dry ingredients along with the Guinness® mixture. Mix together well to form a smooth, thick batter.

4. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for about 55 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch – a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake should come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. To decorate, beat the butter and white vegetable fat together until smooth, creamy and glossy. Beat in the Vanilla Extract. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar to make a spreadable, creamy icing.

6. Spread the icing thickly on top of the cake; smooth the edge by drawing a palette knife around the top to make the icing in-line with the side of the cake, like the head on a pint of Guinness®. Your cake is now ready to serve and enjoy!


Also for a less sweet topping, spread the top of your cake with whipped cream or plain soft cheese.

Alternatively, serve the cake warm as a dessert, uniced, with chocolate sauce and pouring cream.

You can also cook this cake as a loaf cake. Simply grease and line a 1kg (2lb 2oz) loaf tin, pour In the mixture and bake for about 50 minutes. Serve as above.

Chocolate Guinness Cake: Father's Day Special

Chocolate Guinness Cake:

Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe and image c/o Dr. Oetker. So what do you think of this Chocolate Guinness Cake? Do you also fancy making one?

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Chocolate Guinness Cake: Father's Day Special
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  1. Jess
    6 June 2017 / 03:52

    Yep…I SO pinned this! YUM!!I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks. Thanks for joining the 100th Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • 10 June 2017 / 16:49

      Thanks Jess, just shared it 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    24 May 2017 / 17:27

    Looks and sounds like a great recipe. I bet it tastes amazing.

  3. Majalena
    13 May 2017 / 23:59

    Thank you! I was looking for something like this. Have to try!

    • 5 June 2017 / 05:33

      Thanks for the comment. Hope you like it 🙂