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Chocolate-Orange Guinness Cake

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Chocolate Guinness cake made with 1/2 a pint of Guinness.
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Chocolate-Orange Guinness Cake has a slightly sharp taste due to the Guinness (beer).

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Guinness Stout (or strong beer)
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  • Icing Recipe
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  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 orange


Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 2 8-9-inch cake pans. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa into a bowl. Add the orange rind to the creamed butter and beat in the eggs, one at a time, including a spoonful of the measured flour mixture with each one, and beating well between additions. Gently mix in the Guinness, a tablespoonful at a time, including another spoonful of flour with each addition. If there's any flour left over, fold it in gently to mix; blend thoroughly without over-beating. Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth down, and put the cakes into the center of the preheated oven. Reduce the heat to moderate (350F) and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cakes are springy to the touch and shrinking slightly in the pans. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

Icing Instructions -

Cream butter and sugar. Blend in orange juice and zest. Ice bottom layer with 1/3 cup icing. Place second layer on top. Ice sides with half remaining icing. Use the rest of the icing on the top. Store cake in an airtight container.

Thanks to ShadoeRose for this recipe.

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 1 out of 5
Dry, Member kikicooks

The cake was very dry. I don't know how much more you can undercook. Took out early and it was still dry. Also I found that the chocolate was lacking. I did not even notice the chocolate flavor. It was like a dry spiceless spice cake. The icing isn't nearly the quantity you need for the cake.

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