How to make it

  • Butter a 9” springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan, combine Guinness and butter; place over medium-low heat until butter melts, then remove from heat.
  • Add cocoa and sugar; whisk to blend.
  • In a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • Add sour cream mixture to Guinness mixture.
  • Add flour and baking soda, and whisk again until smooth. Pour into buttered pan, and bake at 350 degrees until risen and firm, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely in pan.
  • Prepare the frosting by mixing powdered sugar with the softened cream cheese and extract; blend until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream, and mix until smooth.
  • Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Frost the top of cake only, so that it resembles a frothy pint of Guinness.

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    " It was excellent "
    lishakay ate it and said...
    I made this for St. Patrick's day (also my anniversary). It was FANTASTIC! thank you for the great recipe!!!
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  • notyourmomma 3 years ago
    I have a new appreciation for Guiness, great post, my dear!!!
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  • gagagrits 4 years ago
    I know if you posted it, it has to be great!!! I will definitely make this as soon as the temp falls below 95, so I can turn on the oven. Miss you =(
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Thank you for the recipe, Krumkake! Long time, no see? Thank your daughter, too as this looks great!
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  • 22566 4 years ago
    It is nice to see your back.

    This would be a wonderful,rich,earthy kind of cake.

    Thank-you

    Kind Regards

    Joyce
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  • debra47 4 years ago
    Recipe sounds fabulous! Ages since I have been here also. I will be posting some recipes in the near future. Hope you are well. Past 2 years were a rough time for me but it is starting to get back to normal.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Beer and chocolate cake all in one bite....It's on my list!!!...Nice to see you posting, my friend.
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    I am baking this right away. I bet I can get hubby to stop by the store on the way home and buy the Guinness because that is all I am missing. YUM!
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