Guinness Chocolate Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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May. 07, 2015

Calling all chocolate cake lovers! This Guinness chocolate cake is a very impressive dessert paired with silky smooth brown butter cream cheese frosting. It is very easy to make and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!


For the cake:
Butter 200 Gram ((1 cup, salted or unsalted))
Guinness 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((440 ml can))
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((I like Demerara but granulated or brown
Cocoa powder 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Whole eggs 2
Natural yogurt 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs) ((can use Greek yogurt, buttermilk or sour cream as a substitute))
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 2 1/2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour
For the frosting:
Unsalted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((4 tablespoon))
Cream cheese 5 Ounce ((135 g))
Powdered sugar 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C.

Grease pan with butter.



In a saucepan, combine butter, guinness and heat with occasional stirring. Cook until butter melts completely.

Transfer to bowl and add sugar, cocoa and stir well.

In another bowl, beat egg, yogurt and vanilla. Add this egg mixture to Guinness mixture.

Add baking soda, flour and stir until the flour incorporates well.

Pour the mixture into baking pan and pop into oven. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

For frosting, heat a saucepan and melt butter in it. Swirl the pan for butter to coat well.

After 5-8 minutes allow to turn into golden colour. Ensure not to burn it.

Transfer to a bowl, allow to cool well and add cream cheese. Once its smooth, beat in sugar and vanilla. Stir gently.

Pour over cake and spread as shown in the video.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 556Calories from Fat 209

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 344 mg14.33%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 61 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet