Chocolate cake with guinness and cream cheese icing

Now I shall make a statement; I know NO ONE who does not like chocolate cake. What I do know, however, is that not as many people shout yes (!) when you present a pint of Guinness beer.



The cake batter

  • 250 ml Guinness-beer
  • 250 gram dairy butter
  • 75 gram bake cocoa
  • 200 gram white sugar
  • 200 gram brown sugar
  • 145 gram sour cream
  • 2 pcs egg
  • 1 tsp real vanilla sugar
  • 275 gram wheat flour
  • 2,5 tsp baking soda


  • 400 gram philadelphia cheese
  • 225 gram icing sugar
  • 160 gram whipping cream

The Guinness makes the cake super juicy and with a hint of the taste of caramel, coffee and licorice!

The cake:

Step 1

Set the oven at 180 degrees over / under heat, and grease a pan. Diameter 20-23 cm.

Step 2

Pour guiness into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

Step 3

Add the butter in pieces, little by little, until everything is melted. Then add baking cocoa and sugar.

Step 4

In a bowl, whisk together eggs and sour cream until smooth.

Step 5

Pour the eggs and sour cream mixture into the pan together with the guinness sauce. Finally, stir in the flour and baking soda until smooth.

Step 6

Put the cake batter in the springform pan and bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour depending on the oven and the size of the springform pan. Check with a wooden skewer / baking stick in the middle of the cake. When there is no stirring left on the stick, it is finished.

Step 7

Cool the cake in the pan, or on a rack until the cake is completely cold.


Step 8

With a mixer or food processor, whisk the cream cheese until it is smooth and free of lumps. Sift in the icing sugar little by little. Finally, mix in the cream well until it has a spreadable consistency.

Step 9

Divide the cake horizontally in the middle to get two lids. Then take the bottom lid on a cake pan, butter on half of the cream cheese icing, before putting on the top lid.

Step 10

Then spread over the rest of the glaze (I think it's nice if it is not completely smooth on top, so here you do not have to be Pascal).

Step 11

Garnish with what you want and serve!

(and eat until you roll)