Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Buttercream

Rich chocolate guinness cake with baileys infused buttercream

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


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


  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 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

  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days