This Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing should be priority number #1 this St. Patrick’s Day! Priority #2 – deciding if you’ll serve it with a glass of Guinness or Baileys!
I don’t usually get excited about St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not aware of having any Irish blood, drinking green beer was only a novelty in college, and wearing green so I don’t get pinched by a leprechaun is just weird.
That being said, I did make Corned Beef for the first time last year for work and discovered that I liked it. This year, I thought I’d continue the ‘try new Irish foods’ trend by whipping up a Guinness flavored chocolate cake. Turns out, I kinda love a beer-flavored cake.
Chocolate cake isn’t always my first choice for dessert, but adding a nice Irish stout to the recipe cuts that sweetness down and makes one helluva good batter. The finished product wasn’t so bad either! Topped off with a cream cheese icing spiked with Bailey’s Irish Cream? Now we’re talking…
Why make Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing?
Because there’s beer in the batter…
And booze in the icing!
- 1 cup Guinness stout
- 10 Tbsp. butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup whole-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" springform pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
- In a small sauce pan, combine Guinness and butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and add cocoa and sugar. Whisk to combine.
- In a bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add Guinness mixture, stirring to combine, then sift in flour and baking soda. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, use a stand mixer to beat together icing ingredients until smooth.
- Once completely cool, ice the top of the cake and serve!