Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

How’s that for the name of a dessert?

This Guinness cake recipe, given to me from a neighbor, bakes up with a rich chocolate flavor and a hint of Guinness.  To add an extra kick, I like to poke holes in the cake and pour Bailey’s on top.  Then, I top it with some Bailey’s cream cheese frosting.  It is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert.  But it might be best to keep this one away from the kids.

Chocolate Guinness Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup Guinness
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream
About 1 cup of Bailey’s to drizzle on top of the cooked cake.

Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
2 to 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5-6 Tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt the butter then, mix in the Guinness and cocoa powder.  Set aside and give it some time to cool down.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.  In a third bowl, mix the eggs and sour cream.

Slowly mix the Guinness mixture into the egg mixture, being sure the Guinness mixture is cool so the eggs won’t curdle.  Then, add the dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.

Pour the batter into a well buttered spring form pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for at least 20 minutes, remove from the pan and place on a cake plate.  Poke holes all over the top of the cake with a fork.  Slowly spoon 1 cup of Bailey’s over the cake.

Next, make the frosting by creaming the cream cheese and confectioners sugar.  Add the Bailey’s a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Frost your cake.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



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19 responses to “Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. YUM! that sounds so delicious and festive. the frosting esp looks tasty. xoxo jcd :: ps do stop by cornflake dreams
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  2. Traci

    I was searching for a recipe to use up the sour cream in my fridge! Cannot wait to make this for St. Patty’s dessert after the pasties(I am going a little non traditional with shredded chicken instead of beef)!!

  3. Traci

    Would this work as cupcakes?

    • Anne

      I am sure it would, but you might not want to use paper liners…they might get soggy from the bailey’s you pour on top. Or you could use liners and just use a little bit of bailey’s on top, or skip this step all together. Either way I am sure they will be delicious!

  4. Looks delish! I make a cupcake that is very similar. Always a big hit!!

  5. eeek, that look super mega yummy! bailey’s cream cheese frosting? i’m in!

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  7. Sue

    Do you think this would work as a Bundt Cake??

    • Anne

      I think it would be wonderful as a Bundt Cake! I would just pour the Bailey’s right on top after you pop it out of the pan. Then maybe serve the Bailey’s cream cheese frosting on the side. It would be delish!

  8. I’m all over this!

  9. This looks ridiculously delicious. Love the idea to make this in cupcakes.

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  11. Jen

    OMG this is mouth-watering!!!! So yummy looking! I am bookmarking this! 🙂

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  13. Cathy

    I made this cake for a family gathering to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was a big hit! The cake was moist and delicious. I put 5 tablespoons of Bailey’s in the frosting and thought it was too boozy at first( it was 9:00 in the morning), but it mellowed out by the time I served it and it was just fantastic on the chocolate cake. It has been added to our menu for March 17th ! We haven’t added a new item for at least a decade or two! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I made this cake yesterday; it was DELICIOUS! And that Irish Cream frosting was pheNOMenal! I am going to be making this cake often!

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