Guinness Beer Cake Recipe

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Guinness Beer Cake Recipe
5 from 5 votes

Beer Cake Recipe

This delicious beer-infused chocolate cake makes a dense, moist crumb that has a hint of Guinness but still rocks your socks off with a strong chocolate flavor. Perfect for manly cakes or cakes that need some beer-flavored goodness in them.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword beer cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Calories 1316 kcal



  • 17 oz AP flour
  • 28 oz sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 5 oz natural cocoa powder like Hershey's brand
  • 8 oz butter
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 16 oz Dark Guinness Beer
  • 11 oz sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract



  1. Grease 2 8" round pans and line with parchment paper. Set aside

  2. In a large saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from heat.

  3. Whisk in sugar and cocoa powder until blended.

  4. Combine eggs, sour cream and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk contents of medium bowl into beer mixture.

  5. Combine flour and baking soda. Whisk into beer mixture until smooth.

  6. Pour into prepared pans.

  7. Bake at 350ºF/175ºC for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1316 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 914mg 38%
Potassium 580mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 211g 70%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 134g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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