Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake

I’ve never made the Chocolate Guinness cake from scratch (per any of the various recipes found online)– however, I did make my own “doctored” version solely out of grocery-store bought ready-made ingredients. The finished cake I cannot, therefore, truthfully compare to the scratch recipe, but this version is on its own very good–chocolaty and very moist, with just a hint of Guinness (not overpowering– a pleasant and unexpected undertone). Whipped cream cheese-flavored icing provides the ideal finish– mildly sweet, allowing the flavors of the cake to take center-stage.

Perfect for Dad, the Groom, or as a fun family nod to the birthday boy’s 21st.

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake


  • You’ll Need:
  • (1) Box Duncan HinesDark Chocolate FudgeCake Mix

  • (1) 14.6 oz. can Guinness Draught, to be subsituted in exact measurement for water as per box instructions
  • Eggs as per box instructions
  • Oil as per box instructions(Note: I tend to add a tiny drop extra to ensure moistness)
  • (1) Can Betty Crocker‘Whipped’ Cream Cheese-flavoredicing (or however many is required for filling and finishing purposes.)


  1. Combine all ingredients as per box instructions, substituting Guinness in the place of water in equal measurement. Bake as per box instructions. Allow to cool; ice with Betty Crocker ‘Whipped’ Cream Cheese-flavored icing.
  2. Cheers!

    Alcohol content of each slice is at most neglegible.

Comments (1)


This sounds wonderful. I saw on one of the cake shows where they brushed dark beer right on the cake. Just a thought for added Guinness flavor. I am going to give this one a try. I think I would substitute your canned icing for a homemade cream cheese or butter creme and add some Guinness for some added flavor to the icing. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!