How do you make a simple Guinness cake?

So fast, so easy!

  1. In one large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt).
  2. Pour liquid ingredients over dry (vegetable oil, Guinness stout, and vanilla extract).
  3. Pour in a greased 9-inch cake pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F until the center is set – 27 to 30 minutes.

Does Guinness cake contain alcohol?

That’s one hefty cake. Now the cake does indeed contain alcohol (duh, Guinness), but because it’s such a low volume, your ID won’t be required when purchasing.

Does Guinness cake contain Guinness?

The mixture comprises of a butter (I usually use a baking spread in the sponge, but not for the frosting!), the Guinness itself, cocoa powder, light brown soft sugar, whole milk (never use less than whole milk!), eggs, plain flour and bicarb. This may all sound a bit of a jumble, but TRUST ME, it works.

What’s in Guinness cake?


  1. 250 millilitres guinness.
  2. 250 grams unsalted butter.
  3. 75 grams cocoa powder.
  4. 400 grams caster sugar.
  5. 150 millilitres sour cream.
  6. 2 large eggs.
  7. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
  8. 275 grams plain flour.

How long does Guinness cake last?

How Long Does Chocolate Guinness Cake Last? For any leftovers (which I doubt there is), store them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1-2 days. Moreover, the unfrosted cake will keep well for about 5 days if stored in an airtight container in a cool place.

Can you freeze Guinness cake?

Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake (from Feast and on the Nigella website) freezes well without the frosting on. Once the cake has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in a double layer of clingfilm (plastic wrap) plus a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Can children have Guinness cake?

The Guinness’s presence is of course undetectable, but adds a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. I don’t know if I ought to mention it, but since the beer is boiled, then baked and all the alcohol evaporates, this cake is suitable for children and for the non-drinkers.

Can I freeze Guinness cake?

Do you need to refrigerate Guinness cake?

The un-iced cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days but as the icing contains whipped cream it can be perishable, particularly in warm weather or a centrally heated house. We would prefer to keep the iced cake in the fridge but in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out too much.

Should you keep Guinness cake in the fridge?

The Guinness cake itself keeps fairly well, so that means you can make the cake 1-2 days in advance. Make sure to store it in an airtight container and in a cool place. You can also make the icing a day before and store it in a covered container in the fridge.