Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a chocoholic’s DREAM!! Moist, fluffy, rich and deep chocolate Bundt cake with a sinfully delectable chocolate ganache glaze. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

I realized something recently: I need a love guru.

Are there people out there who are love guru specialists? How does one become a love guru? Is there like some kind of test you have to take to become one, or do you just get numbers given to you left & right? Do you have to be a Brazilian model? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.

But yet… I need one. Because I’m a little rusty in the love & dating department.

I used to be so suave. I had the moves and I was about 60 pounds lighter. But now I’m like a fat clunky dork and can’t get a date to save my life. I thought I had my first date in 3 years (!!!) a month or so ago, but once I showed up, I realized it most definitely was not a date. It was a socially-awkward dude doing his homework while I talked. And he talked about how much he thought a certain A-list actor was good looking while I sat there picking at my straw in the tea I’d purchased and cursed the gods above yet again because I don’t look like Ryan Gosling. BLAST.

And now? I am a master communicator. I talk with guys on dating apps all the time. And then I ask them out, because it’s a DATING APP AND ARE WE ONLY GOING TO TALK ON TINDER FOR THE REST OF OUR EVER-LOVING LIVES OR ACTUALLY GET A DRINK? And they say, “oh yeah, maybe next weekend” and then next weekend rolls around and I ask again, and they say “oh yeah I forgot. Maybe next weekend!” and then we NEVER hang out because my friends convinced me those guys must have girlfriends or wives.

 

So this is where the love guru would come in: they’d weed through potential dates, select the best options, and then they’d tell me when to abort, like when a guy uses too many emojis for it to be okay, or when they only want someone to kind of talk to/flirt with but never meet. WHERE ARE YOU, LOVE GURU?

Anyway, while I’m over here getting lonely and old, I made you a cake! Specifically, a Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze. And OH MY GOSH IT IS SO GOOD.

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! This cake is so supremely moist, fluffy, tender and totally bursting with rich, deep, complex chocolate flavor. Before you roll your eyes at my descriptors, LISTEN, OKAY. The Guinness stout totally amps up the chocolate flavor, yielding a very rich depth. If a regular chocolate cake’s level is like a 5, this elevates it to like a 10. It really brings out the complexity of the cocoa and really emphasizes that richness. You don’t really taste the stout at all; it’s just a wonderful vehicle to deliver that pure, unadulterated chocolate flavor.

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! And of course, chocolate ganache glazes are necessary because MORE CHOCOLATE.

A little birdie told me this cake would be great for St. Patty’s Day comin’ up. Just sayin’!

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! *adapted from King Arthur Flour’s recipe

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Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache
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Serves: 10-12
 
This Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake is a chocoholic's dream come true! The stout beer really elevates the chocolate flavor, bringing a complexity to this cake. This isn't your ordinary chocolate cake!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup full-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup stout beer (such as Guinness, or you may use a porter)
  • FOR GANACHE:
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips (you may substitute with semi-sweet)
  • ½ cup hot heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 10-cup Bundt pan with baking spray, preferably the kind with flour in it. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and cocoa powder until combined; mixture may be a little lumpy. Beat in the sugar until combined, followed by the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Beat in the sour cream, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add in one cup of the flour, mixing well, followed by ½ cup of the stout beer. Repeat, beating on low speed, until combined and smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist, not wet, crumbs. Cool completely in the pan before inverting on a wire rack.
  4. In a medium bowl, pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Let set for about 5 minutes, then gently stir until smooth and glossy. Pour the ganache evenly over the cake and let set, about 10 minutes, before cutting into slices.

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! Moist, fluffy, tender and buttery with a rich, complex chocolate flavor and a glossy & decadent ganache glaze… This is one cake recipe on this blog you do not want to miss!

This Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache is one of the BEST cakes I've EVER made! Moist, fluffy, tender cake with a rich, complex and deep chocolate flavor thanks to the stout beer. The ganache glaze sets it over the top! Easy to make and even easier to eat! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. Omg this cake, holy YUM! As far as the dating apps, yeah don’t ask men out. And definitely don’t ask them out a second time. You’re a goddess and they need to step up their game and ask you out. If they’re not, well then they’re just looking for a pen pal and who needs that? 🙂

  2. Oh man I HATE that about dating/dating apps. Heaven forbid you make the first move – so what? SO WHAT? We don’t drag our feet or tiptoe and they can’t handle it. We make MOVES! I was the same and it’s like I asked these guys to jump in a volcano with me. GEEZE IT’S JUST COFFEE, CHILL OUT! I’d go on a date with you, girl! 😉

    Also, this cake is chocolate-y boozy perfection – I think my father will get this for his early March birthday, yes I do!

  3. Please don’t beat yourself up, Haley. You are perfect the way you are–and still so young! Be happy with yourself first then other people will be attracted to you like a moth. You have so much going for you! To have this one aspect (i.e. dating) be such a down-fall for you is sad to read about. I can’t say it enough: enjoy your life now, love your body as it is, and know that you are beautiful inside and out.

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Amanda, thanks for your kind words! Sorry I’m just seeing this now. I don’t let the dating bother me – it may seem like it when I’m writing it, but really, I’m fine being alone! 🙂 I don’t have to share anything with anyone, and I have great friends to surround myself with. <3

  4. This cake looks delicious! I’m not a beer drinker, but if it’s going to make my chocolate cake richer, I’m willing to give it a try! Also, I am absolutely loving that you are serving the bundt cake from a tart pan (is it weird that that was the first thing I noticed?).

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Kim, THANKS!! I was sitting in my studio thinking, I really don’t want to put this cake on a girlie cake stand since it’s so dark and moody, haha. So I reached for my vintage tart pan and voila! Thanks for noticing – and I promise you don’t notice the beer flavor! It really deepens that chocolate flavor.

  5. DJ Satterfield says:

    Made this cake last week and it was everything you described. Very moist and deep in flavor. Thank you for the recipe, it will be a keeper.

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