Ok, sneak a bottle of Guinness from the pack and get ready for a delicious dessert!  If they complain, tell them they can have their beer and EAT IT TOO!  I LOVE Taste of Home, they always have the super simple and very yummy recipes to share!


* 1 cup Guinness (dark beer)

* 1/2 cup butter, cubed

* 2 cups sugar

* 3/4 cup baking cocoa

* 2 eggs, beaten

* 2/3 cup sour cream

* 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

* 2 cups all-purpose flour

* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda


* 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

* 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

* 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


* Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

* In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

* Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan.

* In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not overbeat). Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nothing left to do, but enjoy!  Email me and let me know what you, your family and friends think!!!