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Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

Are you in search of a Valentine’s Day dessert with a twist?

How about an authentic St. Patrick’s Dale celebration dessert?

Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread Cake is perfect for both celebrations.

It has just the right amount of deliciousness to launch that arrow; to satisfy a hungry heart. And on the St. Patrick’s Day front, well, it’s made with Guinness stout.

Guinness gingerbread cake on a plate

 

What makes Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread Cake so perfect?

This cake is full of love and warmth and enough flavour to stop you in your tracks. You’ll take notice of this cake and you might even sneak away with the leftovers.

Be pleased that the recipe makes a good sized cake and that one can of Guinness is enough for two batches. Please don’t shy away from the amount of ground ginger called for. It works, it really does. Trust us!

Guinness gingerbread cake on a fork

 

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Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

You’ll be smitten with this Guinness chocolate gingerbread cake, a smoulderingly delicious Valentine’s dessert full of heart-stopping warmth and flavour.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Yield: 810 1x
  • Category: Cakes

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup stout beer (or other dark beer)
  • 1 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups flour (spooned into the cup, not scooped)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup grape seed or canola oil

Instructions

  1. Pour beer and molasses into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda. Let cool. (Mixture will bubble up so ensure your pot is large enough).
  2. Once the beer-and-molasses mixture has cooled sufficiently, preheat oven to 350 F and prepare remaining ingredients.
  3. Butter and flour a large tube or bundt pan.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Break eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Whisk in sugars and oil, followed by the beer and molasses mixture.
  6. Whisk in flour and spice mixture. Batter will be runny.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake in pan for about 10 minutes, then invert onto a rack, lift off the pan and cool cake completely.
  9. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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Comments

  • November 12, 2021
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    Valerie Bertrand

    Hi, wondering if this cake could be made using gluten free flour. My granddaughter is gluten free and loves gingerbread but unfortunately she can not eat it now.
    Valerie

  • March 12, 2020
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    AJ

    Does it freeze well?

    • March 26, 2020
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi AJ, I haven’t ever frozen this cake since it lasts well on the counter. However, I have no reason to think it wouldn’t freeze well if wrapped tightly.

  • March 12, 2020
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    Suzanne Brash

    I have tried a couple of your muffin recipes, and they are amazing. Cannot wait to try this one!?

  • May 6, 2019
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    I just made this cake for my husband’s birthday. It was absolutely delicious – so rich, tasty and moist. Served it with a dollop of whipped cream. I’ll be keeping this recipe!

    • May 16, 2019
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Kelly, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe!

  • November 4, 2018
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    This beats my Ginger Bread recipe hands down. Ginger Bread is a winter staple.
    My mom used to make one with what she called a Hard Sauce and ever since I got all of her recipes I’ve been trying to find it with no luck. All I remember is that it was so sweet and a little went a long way.

    • November 5, 2018
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Jacklyn, Hard sauce would be so great with this gingerbread. I’ll have to get my mom’s hard sauce recipe — she makes it every year to go with the plum pudding.

      • March 11, 2021
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        Sonja Hansen

        Will you make the hard sauce recipe available to the rest of us? My grandmother always used it on her suet pudding for Christmas dinner. Yum.

  • March 9, 2015
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    Andrea Payne

    Excellent cake…quite delicious…will make it again!

  • February 13, 2014
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    Dale Marks

    I am going to try these recipes.They look so good.Than you.

    • February 17, 2014
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Dale, I hope you enjoy them!

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