Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guiness Cake madebyjayne

I thought twice  about making this cake as I don’t like Guinness! However in the spirit of St Patrick’s day I thought it would be fun to try.  I’ve extensively used and loved the Hummingbird Bakery book so I’ve been keen to try a recipe from the latest Hummingbird Cake Days book, their chocolate Guinness cake sounded perfect as a St Patrick’s day treat.

The making of this cake is an easy wet ingredients added to dry ingredients method and I love it when cakes require melted butter, no waiting around on a chilly day for butter soften! As the cake was only for my husband and I,  I halved the ingredients to make a smaller cake, using an 8 inch tin rather than the 9 inch specified and that was right for the amount of mixture. This made a good-sized cake. I did find halving the frosting ingredients less successful, the frosting was a little soft resulting in a more rustic finish than the polished finish I had hoped for, it still tasted great though!

This is a good chocolate cake! It has a light, fluffy texture. The Guinness adds moistness to the cake without leaving any taste, perfect for me. If you find that a little disappointing make sure you buy more than you need for a little cooks tipple!

Chocolate Guinness Cake


  • For the recipe see here

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  1. #1 by lizthechef on March 18, 2012 - 00:31

    This looks great, as does the new blog!

  2. #2 by torince on June 15, 2012 - 03:07

    This looks amazing! I actually really like the ‘rustic’ look, though I am a country girl. 🙂

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