Adding Guiness To Cake

Baking By sarahsweetcakes Updated 11 Mar 2011 , 1:40pm by sarahsweetcakes

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sarahsweetcakes Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 8:31am
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Hi everyone!! This is my first post, so I'll introduce myself here. I'm 26, and army wife and mother of 4 beautiful children. We live in Germany, so I just do cakes for friends in my family, if I knew someone was going to pay for a cake I made, I would be so stressed out, but maybe someday! I'm just a hobby baker/decorator and I've got a question. I want to make a guiness chocolate cake from scracth, but I havent been able to make it to the grocery store to get everything I need. Can I just add the guiness to a chocolate cake mix and get the same results?

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punita123 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:10am
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Welcome to this forum. I suppose It good to tell you complete method of
Guinness Chocolate Cake


* 1 cup crushed chocolate cookies
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 2 tablespoons white sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate chips
* 2 tablespoons heavy cream
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1 pinch salt
* 3/4 cup Irish stout beer (e.g. Guinness®)
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9 inch springform pan with butter.
2. Combine the crushed cookies, butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, and cocoa in a small bowl; mix; press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
3. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer set to low speed until smooth. While beating, slowly add 1 cup sugar and then the eggs, one at a time. Continue beating until smooth.
4. Combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until the chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Beat the chocolate into the cream cheese mixture. Add the sour cream, salt, beer, and vanilla; blend until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crust. Place the pan into a large, deep baking dish. Fill the dish with water to cover the bottom half of the springform pan.
5. Bake the cheesecake in the water bath in the preheated oven for 45 minutes; turn oven off; leave the cheesecake in the oven with oven door slightly ajar another 45 minutes; remove from oven. Run a knife along the edge of the cheesecake to loosen from pan. Chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
6. Melt the semisweet chocolate in a small bowl using the microwave. Make chocolate clovers by dropping 3 small drops of melted chocolate close to one another on waxed paper. Drag a toothpick from between two dots outward to make the stem; chill until hardened. Arrange the chocolate clovers on top of the chilled cheesecake for decoration.

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sillywabbitz Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:34am
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There is a Guiness cake recipe here at
ehich is based on a mix. It's a version of WASC, a popular doctored cake mix. If you don't have the sour cream and other ingredients I don't see why you couldn't just sub the Guiness for water since that's all they did to the WASC recipe.

I made this cake last night and it taste amazing!

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scp1127 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 12:30pm
post #4 of 6 has the recipe that's praise all over the internet.

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miss_sweetstory Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 1:31pm
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AF wife here. I use the durable chocolate cake recipe here on CC and sub Guiness for the water. I run it through a clean coffee filter to get rid of the bubbles first.

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sarahsweetcakes Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 1:40pm
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Thanks so much everyone, I really appreciate the help, and I'm looking forward to posting more often!!

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