Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Buttercream

Chocolate Guinness Cake
I made this Chocolate Guinness Cake for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day. It was so yummy that it I knew I would be making it again and again. I’ve now made it countless times! This Chocolate Guinness Cake has the perfect moist chocolate sponge, and the Baileys buttercream is to die for! I could swim in a vat of the stuff! This would go in my top five favourite cakes of all time without a doubt, and I always want it as my birthday cake every year without fail. Best of all, it’s so easy to make and decorate.

Jump straight to the recipe!

First I creamed together the dark brown sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. Then I added the melted dark chocolate and mixed in. I then added the eggs one at a time.

I measured out the Guinness and added it bit by bit, mixing after each addition.

Using a sieve I added into the mixture the self raising flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, and folded in.

I poured the mixture into a lined and greased circular loose-bottomed deep 8″ cake tin.

And baked for 40 minutes. I always use my cake tester (a very thin skewer) to check my cakes are done in the middle. I left it to cool on a wire rack.

To make the Baileys buttercream I mixed together the butter, icing sugar and Baileys irish cream. Try not to eat it all before you put it on the cake!

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I smoothed it on top using a palette knife. To decorate, I made a cardboard stencil of the Guinness harp logo by tracing an image from my laptop onto paper, sticking it onto a piece of card, then using a craft knife to cut it out. I held the cardboard over the cake and sprinkled cocoa powder over it. I was so pleased with how this looked! I’ll be keeping hold of my homemade stencil for future use, but you can just dust it with cocoa powder or sprinkles of your choice.

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I love this Chocolate Guinness Cake so much! It just has everything I want from a cake. My friends and family love it too, it is my most requested cake and everyone gets so excited when I make it, including me!

 


Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Buttercream

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 200 g Dark brown sugar
  • 250 g Butter or baking spread
  • 100 g Dark chocolate melted
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 200 ml Guinness
  • 275 g Self raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

For the buttercream

  • 85 g Butter or baking spread
  • 210 g Icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Baileys

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 140C Fan/160C/325F/Gas Mark 3, grease and line a deep 8" tin

  2. Cream together the dark brown sugar and the butter

  3. Add the melted dark chocolate and mix in

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition

  5. Add the Guinness bit by bit, mixing well after each addition

  6. Measure the self raising flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda out in a separate bowl and sieve into the mixture, then mix in

  7. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake on for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean

  8. Leave it to cool fully on a wire rack

  9. To make the Baileys buttercream mix together the butter and the icing sugar. When it starts to come together, add the Baileys and mix until smooth

  10. Smooth the buttercream on top of the cake using a palette knife and decorate as you wish

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know how to decorate it as the cake itself is so fab, the first time I just sprinkled some green nonpareils on top but it did nothing for it.

  1. Oh yum! Chocolate Guiness has been on my to bake list for ages and with Baileys buttercream that moves it up a few notches!

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