Guinness Chocolate and Walnut Cake

This is a wonderfully rich, moist chocolate cake with the surprise ingredient of Guinness! It has an incredible chocolate flavour and yet it also tastes fabulous with butter and Cheddar cheese.

Guinness Chocolate and Walnut Cake Recipe

  • 1½ cups (300 ml) Guinness Stout
  • 8 ounce (200 gm) medium-dark chocolate bar
  • 2½ cups (300 gm) all purpose white flour
  • 3 tsp (15 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (113 gm) butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (packed) (100 gm) Demerara brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups (150 gm) walnut pieces


Break up the chocolate and melt in the Guinness in a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir constantly until dissolved and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Grease a Bundt cake pan and dust lightly with flour.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until well blended.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Stir the cooled Guinness/chocolate mixture and mix into the other liquid ingredients until smooth.

Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing continually.

Finally stir in the walnut pieces and pour into the Bundt pan.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Allow to cool before turning out onto a wire rack.

This cake improves in flavour and moistness after a day or so in covered storage.