#KissMeImIrish Guinness Chocolate Cake

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Guinness Chocolate Cake is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration cake! Irish or not, you will love how the Guinness not only enhances the chocolate in the cake, but makes it extremely light and moist, creating a cake you will never want to put down!
Guinness Chocolate Cake with slice taken out.

Myself and 10 of my food blog friends got together to do a St. Patrick’s Day namely “#KissMeImIrish” to show off our Paddy’s Day skills. The party was organised by host Connie or URBAN BAKES and there is no way I could’ve said no! All their posts can be found below, so when you’re done checking mine out head on over! EVERYTHING looks insanely delicious!

Montage of cakes and sweet treats.

1. URBAN BAKES – Sweet & Salty Boozy Irish Truffle Cake 2. Baking a Moment – Irish Cream Profiteroles 3. The Cheery Baker – Baileys Mint Chocolate Poke Cake 4. Grandbaby Cakes – #KissMeImIrish Baileys Mint Chocolate Cream Pie 5. bethcakes – Irish Car Bomb Cake 6. gotta get baked – Chocolate Baileys Cheesecake 7. Jessiker Bakes – #KissMeImIrish Guinness Chocolate Cake 8. Blahnik Baker – Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel and Baileys Buttercream 9. Bakes In Slippers –  Guinness Chocolate Stout Milkshake 10. Chez CateyLou- Guinness Stout Chocolate Donuts #KissMeImIrish 11. House of Bakes – Drunken Blondie

Chocolate Cake with slice taken out and glass of milk.

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I googled “irish jokes” hoping to share one with you.

Umm, no. They are basically lame jokes, using the names Paddy, Gallagher and other “Irish” names. So, there goes that attempt. How about I just stick to the cake?

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, you’re going to need a celebration cake. Something that will make you say ‘Luck of the Irish!’ or some other fanciful Leprechaun phrase that’ll make you really excited that it’s St. Patrick’s Day. This Guinness Chocolate Cake, is that cake. To say this cake was insanely delicious would be an understatement, because I could not stop eating it. Now, I love dessert (d-uh) but this cake took a plain chocolate cake to an over the top airy, light, fluffy and chocolate enhanced cake. The Guinness makes the chocolate flavour richer while adding another note of a flavour that lets you taste the Irish beer in ways you would’ve never imagined. This isn’t the first time I’m making using Guinness and I can definitely give it 100/100.

I basically fancied up my favourite chocolate cake recipe by adding some greek yogurt for added moisture and a cup of Guinness instead of where I usually had a cup of hot freshly brewed coffee, which P.S. makes a chocolate cake go crazy! This cake is rich, light and spongey, while being moist and delectable all at the same time.

I thought adding powdered sugar on top was the best touch because I didn’t want to cloud the flavours with a heavy frosting.

Needless to say, this cake finished in less than two days in my house. And yes, you can point your finger at me as the main perpetrator.

Guilty as charged.

Close up of slice of chocolate cake on a white plate.

Guinness Chocolate Cake on a white plate.

Guinness Chocolate Cake

This Guinness Chocolate Cake is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration cake!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American, irish
  • 1 3/4 cups pastry flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt/sour cream
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan. Set aside.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mixing until combined.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the milk, oil, vanilla, eggs and greek yogurt and stir until combined and frothy, about 2 minutes. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture cup by cup, mixing until incorporated. Add the beer at the end and mix for one for minute until the mixture is smooth. It will be thin.
  • Pour the mixture into the bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. The cake should spring back when it is finished.
  • When the cake is finished, place on the counter and allow to cool in the bundt pan for 10-15 minutes. Then remove until a plate, or a wire rack covered in parchment paper/saran wrap to cool. This is because the cake is very soft but heavy, and you don't want it to sink through the wire rack.
  • Allow to cool, and then sift powdered sugar on top.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

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  1. ela@GrayApron says:

    Drama and decadence! Looving this one! 🙂 ela

  2. This cake look FABULOUS! Love it! Are these other bloggers featured friends of yours? All the food looks so good! I love cake!

  3. I’ve been meaning to make a chocolate guinness cake for years! Yours looks absolutely amazing. You can see how moist and rich the cake is!

  4. what an absolutely beautiful cake!! I love the simplicity of a chocolate bundt, but adding in that guinness really takes it over the top!

  5. Ooo I like how you added Greek yogurt in yours. I should do that. I’ve heard it makes the cake very moist. Yours looks wonderful with a nice even crumb! And yay for dark lighting. The pics are perfect.
    Thank you so much for joining the party! 🙂

  6. I love that you googled Irish jokes! That’s awesome… now this cake! Ah.. I don’t think I could ever stop at just one piece! I love how you put your own amazing twist on a bundt cake! The Guinness is an amazing touch!

  7. Gorgeous cake, and your description makes it sound sooo good. The crumb looks divine!! Pinned 🙂

  8. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh, this cake looks incredible Jocelyn! The guinness sounds awesome in here – hehe and this cake wouldn’t last long in our house either – love it and the photos 🙂

  9. Joanne says:

    Guinness has this funny way of making chocolate taste even more chocolate-y! Such a gorgeous cake!

  10. marcie says:

    This looks seriously amazing, Jessica! That cake looks so moist and chocolatey, and the Guinness must just intensify all of those lovely flavors!

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