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Chocolate Guinness Cake

  • Cooking time45 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes
  • Servings14 portions
recipe image Chocolate Guinness Cake


  • 250ml (9fl oz) Guinness
  • 250 grams Stork
  • 85g (3oz) cocoa powder
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 140ml (5fl oz) buttermilk
  • 280g (10oz) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 55 grams Stork baking block
  • 300g (10oz) icing sugar
  • 125g (4½oz) cream cheese
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)
Energy (kcal)0 kcal
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Sugar (g)0.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.00 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C, 150 C fan, Gas mark 3. Grease and line the base of a 23cm (9 inch) spring form tin .
  2. Pour the Guinness into a saucepan and add the Stork, gently heat until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa and sugar. Mix together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and then add to the pan.
  3. Sift together remaining dry ingredients into a large bowl, whisk in liquid ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour cake mix into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until cooked. Insert a skewer into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Cool in tin and then place on wire rack until cold.
  5. Place the icing ingredients in a bowl and mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Spread the cake with the icing and finish with a light dusting of cocoa powder.