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Guinness Cake

Course afternoon tea


  • 250 ml Guinness
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 75 cocoa powder
  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 150 ml sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 275 g plain flour
  • teaspoons bicarbonate of soda


  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/160°C Fan/350ºF.
  • Butter a 23cm/9 inch springform tin.
  • Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan.
  • Add the butter and heat until the butter is melted.
  • Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  • Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla extract and pour into the saucepan mixture.
  • Whisk in the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack.
  • Ice the top of the black cake so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint.
Keyword afternoon tea, cake