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Guinness Beer Cake Recipe

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.
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Serves: 6 cups
Calories: 1316kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 17 oz (482 g) AP flour
  • 28 oz (794 g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) baking soda
  • 5 oz (142 g) natural cocoa powder like Hershey's brand
  • 8 oz (227 g) butter
  • 4 large (4 large) eggs beaten
  • 16 oz (454 g) Dark Guinness Beer
  • 11 oz (312 g) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (2 tbsp) vanilla extract

Instructions

Instructions

  • Grease 2 8" round pans and line with parchment paper. Set aside
  • In a large saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in sugar and cocoa powder until blended.
  • Combine eggs, sour cream and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk contents of medium bowl into beer mixture.
  • Combine flour and baking soda. Whisk into beer mixture until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • 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

Calories: 1316kcal (66%) | Carbohydrates: 211g (70%) | Protein: 18g (36%) | Fat: 48g (74%) | Saturated Fat: 28g (140%) | Cholesterol: 232mg (77%) | Sodium: 914mg (38%) | Potassium: 580mg (17%) | Fiber: 10g (40%) | Sugar: 134g (149%) | Vitamin A: 1450IU (29%) | Vitamin C: 0.5mg (1%) | Calcium: 127mg (13%) | Iron: 7.7mg (43%)