Chocolate Guinness Cake Tips
What kind of baking cocoa should you use in chocolate Guinness cake?
Baking cocoa is chocolate or cocoa powder that you can bake with—simple as that! When a recipe doesn't get more specific than "baking cocoa," you should use regular cocoa powder, not Dutch-processed cocoa
, because it interacts with leavening ingredients differently. If you need to stock up on cocoa powder for this chocolate Guinness cake, check out our Test Kitchen's picks for the best cocoa powder
. Here's more about the different types of chocolate for baking
What do you serve with chocolate Guinness cake?
Since this chocolate Guinness cake recipe only calls for 1 cup of Guinness, you'll likely have leftover beer. Serve it with the cake! If you end up having extra cans or bottles on hand, put them to use in Guinness floats
, skillet stout brownies
or one of our other Guinness recipes
How do you store chocolate Guinness cake?
The chocolate Guinness cake should be stored in the refrigerator because it has cream cheese in the frosting. Use a cake dome to keep the frosting neat. When you're ready to serve, take it out of the fridge up to 2 hours in advance to let it reach room temperature. If you're storing leftovers after the cake is cut, press plastic wrap onto the exposed cake to keep it moist. —Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor
1 slice: 494 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.