Monday, June 11, 2012

Cake made with Beer = Perfect Father's Day Dessert

I came across this recipe and knew instantly that this was going to be how we finish our Father's Day dinner.  Seriously, what father doesn't like beer?  Okay, I'm sure there are some but considering my daughter called beer 'Dada Juices' when she was a toddler, I think I'm onto something here.

I originally found this recipe in People magazine (my guilty pleasure) when I was at the hairdresser.  I've been thinking about it ever since.  The recipe is the creation of Chef Brian Leth of Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn, NY.  Here is his amazing recipe. 

Chef Brian Leth's Guinness Cake - Image courtesy of People Magazine


Brian Leth's Guinness Cake

Serves 10-12

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 10 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat 8 oz. softened cream cheese until smooth; gradually add 1¼ cups powdered sugar, beating at low speed just until blended. Gradually add ½ cup cream; beat until blended.


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9-in. springform pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Heat Guinness and butter in large saucepan over medium-low until butter melts; remove from heat. Whisk in cocoa and sugar.
  3. Combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; whisk into cocoa mixture. Whisk in flour and baking soda.
  4. Pour batter into pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cake is firm. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Remove from pan. Spread frosting on top.
We're celebrating with another beer loving dad so I think we're going to have a hit on our hands.  One question though.  What do you serve to drink with this?


  1. I love baking and cooking with Guinness! This cake looks yummy. I'd love for you to share it at my link party. :)

    1. Thanks Julie! I will definitely link up today!


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