Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout CakeWe have this great little corner store by us, some would call it a liquor store, I never really liked the sounds of that but I guess that’s what it is. They have every kind of wine and beer imaginable as well as other goodies and snacks. I’m a beer girl. I like beer. I like wine too…but it gives me a headache so I’ve become a little scared of it.

Chocolate Stout CakeAnyway I’ve found that I’m drawn to the porters, stouts, and I always some how seemed to find a chocolate porter or stout in my little brown bag.  But they can sometimes be heavy and half the time I end up using it to cook with, Chocolate Stout Stew is perfect for a cold winter day.

Chocolate Stout CakeI was actually looking for some ideas for a St Patty’s Day dessert when I came across Nigella and Elise’s recipes, and then I remembered the chocolate beer I had hanging around in the back of my fridge! Bingo!  Beer cake it is!

Chocolate Stout CakeThis cake is rich and dense and moist and tastes nothing like beer if that is a concern for you.  The cream cheese frosting balances out the richness of the chocolate.  Quite frankly, I think St. Patty would love this dessert with a Guinness and boiled dinner on the side!

Chocolate Stout CakeI ended up making this cake twice.  The second time I used a bundlt pan and buttercream frosting, oh and I should mention the fact that I used Guinness and accidentally used the whole bottle, not just 1 cup as the original recipe states.  Oops!  You know what?  It was moister the second time, and my kids who do not appreciate cream cheese in their frosting (who are these kids…they are not from my loins) like this cake much better with the buttercream.  So I included the recipe for the buttercream as well.

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout CakeThis cake is moist, and rich and screams out for a glass of milk!


Chocolate Stout Cake

I’m wondering are you of Irish descent?  How do you celebrate St. Patty’s day?  Do you have a special meal or tradition?  Do tell….I’d love to hear!

May the luck-O-deIrish bewidya, Sheila


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  1. 1

    Listen Missy… You are making it VERY hard for me to keep my eyes on Weight Watchers when you tempt me with this… Chocolate, Beer and Buttercream? YUM! This looks SO good! Happy St Patty’s Day Friend.
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    Cathie :

    My maiden name is Walsh, and I have (or did have, pre-my forties) red hair. This cake looks yummy. I am going to go look for that chocolate stout.

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      Sheila :

      OH I envy or pre40’s red hair! If you don’t find the chocolate the guinness version was just as good! Enjoy, Sheila

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    Beautiful cake.
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    Gosh that cake looks good! I’m not a big drinker but I sure do like a good piece of cake. 🙂
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