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Easy Guinness Chocolate Cake with Super Rich Chocolate Icing

April 27, 2015

Well it looks like I’m doing a series on these cakes. I am just so obsessed with them. Not just because of how incredibly easy they are to make, but because of how moist and unbelievably delicious they are. It’s really surprising. I was in the grocery store today and realized that I have all this Guinness at home and thought that might be nice to mix with a chocolate cake. Plus it’s Friday. Why not have dessert?

I chose the triple chocolate cake and mixed it with Guinness and it turned out amazing. My daughter is a huge fan of chocolate cake. My husband and I, not usually so much. But this cake was the perfect consistency, pretty dense and super moist. I made the cake with my daughter and upon tasting the batter she was not very happy with me for putting beer in it. “Only boys drink beer, girls drink wine,” she said. Ok, so she’s got that down at 5 years old.

Don’t be scared if you make this and taste the batter and wonder if you did the right thing. Beer is slightly bitter and you can taste it in the batter, but much less so after the cake is baked. The icing I used is like a miracle icing. It’s so easy, but so rich. It taste like Mexican hot chocolate. I will be using this again for some kind of interesting cupcake, maybe with marshmallows or something. This icing is incredible. It is the perfect complement to the Guinness cake. My little one was licking her plate. I kind of wanted to too, but I restrained myself.

I really cannot get over how moist this cake is. You have got to try it! The icing and the cake work together like magic. The slight bitterness of the Guinness in the chocolate cake and the rich sweetness of the chocolate icing is a match made in heaven.

Here is the first cake in this series, Easy Cream Soda Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce. This is how I got addicted to these “soda cakes.” Just to give you a heads up on this series, my favorite, Champagne, is next!

 

Here’s what you will need:

 

Cake:

Triple chocolate cake mix

12 oz bottle Guinness beer

 

Icing:

4 oz bar unsweetened chocolate

1 can condensed milk

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature

 

Prepare the Pan:

Crisco

Flour

 

You will also need a mixer. You can use a hand mixer like this: KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk – Contour Silver

 

Slice of Guinness Chocolate Cake with Super Chocolatey Icing

Slice of Guinness Chocolate Cake with Super Chocolatey Icing

 

Directions for cake:

Use a whisk to get the lumps out of the cake mix. Pour in the Guinness and whisk together making sure to get any lumps out. It will be pretty fizzy at first but that dies down quickly.

Put it in a 9 inch round prepared pan. Like this: Cuisinart AMB-9RCK 9-Inch Chef’s Classic Nonstick Bakeware Round Cake Pan, Silver  I always rub crisco on my cake pans then flour them. After rubbing crisco all over the inside of the pan, I put a tablespoon or 2 or flour and move the pan around so that the flour coats the entire inside of the pan. (Sorry for the explanation if you already knew that.) I find that they usually come out of the pan pretty well that way.

Bake according to package directions. It seems like my oven is always a little slow but it was in maybe 5 extra minutes. But I usually start checking about 10 minutes before. I used a toothpick to check it’s doneness.

 

Directions for icing:

Melt a 4 oz bar of unsweetened chocolate in a heavy pot with a can of condensed milk. Cook until the chocolate is melted. Pour into a bowl that you can use a mixer with and let cool completely.

When the mixture is completely cool use a mixer to mix in 1 1/2 sticks of butter.

Ice the cake!

 

Easy Guinness Chocolate Cake with Super Rich Chocolate Icing

Easy Guinness Chocolate Cake with Super Rich Chocolate Icing

Ingredients

  • Here's what you will need:
  • Cake:
  • Triple chocolate cake mix
  • 12 oz bottle Guinness beer
  • Icing:
  • 4 oz bar unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
  • Pan:
  • Crisco
  • Flour

Instructions

  • Directions for cake:
  • Use a whisk to get the lumps out of the cake mix. Pour in the Guinness and whisk together making sure to get any lumps out. It will be pretty fizzy at first but that dies down quickly.
  • Put it in a 9 inch round prepared pan. I always rub crisco on my cake pans then flour them. After rubbing crisco all over the inside of the pan, I put a tablespoon or 2 or flour and move the pan around so that the flour coats the entire inside of the pan. (Sorry for the explanation if you already knew that.) I find that they usually come out of the pan pretty well that way.
  • Bake according to package directions. It seems like my oven is always a little slow but it was in maybe 5 extra minutes. I used a toothpick to check it's doneness.
  • Directions for icing:
  • Melt a 4 oz bar of unsweetened chocolate in a heavy pot with a can of condensed milk. Cook until the chocolate is melted. Pour into a bowl that you can use a mixer with and let cool completely.
  • When the mixture is completely cool use a mixer to mix in 1 1/2 sticks of butter.
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If you like this recipe check out my others. The Easy Cream Soda Cake with Salted Caramel Icing is delicious as well and really easy.

 

Cream Soda Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Cream Soda Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

 

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If there is a certain flavor cake mix that you’d like to see mixed with Champagne, let me know! I haven’t decided yet.

 

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