Guinness Chocolate Cake

Elevate a decadent chocolate cake by using beer in both the batter and sweet caramel glaze.


  • 2 cups Guinness beer, divided
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sea salt, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pot, melt the butter with 1 cup of Guinness beer. Stir in cocoa powder and 2 cups sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with sour cream and vanilla sugar. Slowly add the chocolate sauce, stirring to combine. Add flour and baking soda and stir until combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured springform pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  5. To make the caramel: In a sauce pot, add remaining 1 cup sugar and a little water to boil. Cook until caramelized, then add remaining beer and simmer until caramel becomes thick.
  6. Let cake cool, then drizzle it with caramel and sprinkle with sea salt.