{make this} Chocolate Guinness Cake from Simply Recipes

This might be the perfect chocolate cake recipe – deep and rich, not too sweet, not at all dry, and sturdy enough to transport easily. The cream cheese icing gives it the perfect boost of sweetness. And no, it doesn’t taste at all like Guinness, but I think the combination of melted butter, sour cream, and beer add to the moist crumb. I brought it to a dinner party and it was a huge hit all around. You can get the recipe from Simply Recipes here.

On another topic, for a blog that has the word “meat” in the name, I have been woefully under-representing carnivorous pursuits of late – with the last six (now seven) recipes being for sweet things. I hope you’ll bear with me just a little longer. It turns out pregnancy has turned my meat tooth into a sweet tooth, but as the baby is due very soon I imagine I’ll go back to my usual taste buds in the near future. As to whether I’ll have time and energy to blog very often… well, that’s another question.

In the meantime make this cake! I’m looking forward to another opportunity to make it again.

UPDATE: a commenter asked if the cake sank in the middle – so I should tell you that yes, it did sink in the middle. So once it cooled, I flipped it over on to a plate, removed the parchment, and frosted the smooth side. That’s why it has such a symmetrical shape – it’s upside down.

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8 Responses

  1. NRS says:

    Did you use natural or dutch-processed cocoa? If natural, what brand did you like for this? If dutch, did it sink in the middle? Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      @NRS I used natural cocoa powder – from Trader Joe’s. It’s not dutch-processed (according to the internet, anyway.) It sank a bit in the middle so after cooling, I flipped the cake over on to a plate, removed the parchment, and frosted the smooth side.

  2. danny says:

    wow this looks really delicious

  3. AizzaMarie says:

    I agree that this looks really delicious! I always want to try this on weekends…My family will like it for sure…

  4. Lee says:

    Wow, it looks so delicious yet so simple. I will get this recipe and do my own.

  5. Deborah says:

    Perfect timing. Just the cake I will make for my sister’s birthday. I am not that good at baking so I hope this is simple enough for me.

  6. blaine says:

    Looks so delicious,thanks for sharing it.

  7. Adhriene says:

    I am not really sure if i can make this on my own..But one thing is for sure,my family and my kids love this so much…