Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

Last week was a long week for hubby, my babies, AND me.  This week is back to normal….welllllll, as normal as normal can get in my world!  My hubby’s birthday was in the middle of that long week.  When your birthday starts in the middle of a week, you really have to celebrate it big time when the weekend hits.  How is this for BIG TIME???

Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

Even though I had the wonderful opportunity to work as a Pastry Chef at a local cafe here in Charlotte.  I still never thought of myself as a cake baker….until now!!!  After developing this recipe, loving the silky batter, and celebrating the velvety texture of the cooked cake……I have arrived in the cake baking world officially!!!  Now to just work on decorating those gorgeous cakes.  BUT let’s take one baby step at a time okay?

Now this baker would not finalize any sweet treat without her favorite Greek yogurt!  I finally found the new Coffee Chocolate Chunk Chobani Greek Yogurt Bites.  To make this cake even chocolatier, adding chocolate Greek yogurt was a perfect addition!

Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

Someone asked me about my many boozy posts I have been sharing.  First there was Rosemary Cheddar Beer Biscuits.  Then we enjoyed some Boozy Banana Walnut Muffins.  Now let’s devour some Guinness lovin’ cake made with LOTS of love!  I think I just love baking, cooking, and well of course drinking booze….who doesn’t though?

Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

Now I know I promised you another St. Patrick’s Day post, but well that just was not going to happen….there is always next year!  This recipe had a St. Patrick’s Day love to it, but honestly we just LOVE Guinness all year long.  Guinness is actually my favorite beer!!!

We shared the cake with our dear friends, what better way to celebrate a birthday, then with friends!!  Everyone enjoyed the cake, shared lovely words about how good it was, and then my friend went for a second slice!!!  That sealed the deal, this cake is a winner in our book!!

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Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

Velvety cake that is moist, and full of chocolate love!

25 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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2 cups Guinness Stout Beer
1 cup (2 sticks) melted unsalted butter
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa, sifted
2 cups Coffee Chocolate Chunk Chobani Greek Yogurt
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
For Guinness Buttercream Frosting
3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
1 (3.5oz) Coffee Chocolate Chunk Chobani Greek Yogurt
3-4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp Guinness


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter three 9 inch round cake pans.

In large bowl, whisk together Guinness, eggs, Greek yogurt, and sugar.

In small bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt, sifted cocoa, and flour.

Mix wet and dry ingredients together slowly.

Melt 1 cup of butter, whisk in melted butter to batter until silky smooth. Use a measuring cup and evening pour batter into each buttered cake pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes depending on oven.



Hubby had a fun birthday fest!  He said it was quiet, nice, and good, just the way he wanted it!  Quiet birthdays are pretty fantastic for sure, throw in cake and you have a ROCKIN’ birthday!!

Guinness Stout Cake with Guinness Buttercream Frosting

What is your favorite cake to enjoy on your birthday?

What is your favorite beer?


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  • What a perfect birthday cake, it looks so scrumptious! Love the coffee-chocolate yogurt addition :).
  • Nancy Buchanan
    That cake looks absolutely scrumptious!!! As a Guinness lover I think I am definitely going to have to try my hand at this one!
  • This cake is tall, looks like and ever so delicious. 5 out of 5 from me.
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    I think it's safe to say that this cake means big birthday celebration. It looks so moist and delicious. Yum!
  • That cake looks really amazing. If I would be a bit more motivated, I would try it right away, although I don't have that Greek yogurt. But I have other yogurt.
  • Oh yum, your cake looks divine!
  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Booze and baking are perfect companions. And I just can´t get enough chocolate stout cakes! And this one is absolutely wonderful Terra. I wish someone made me one for my birthday too!
  • Ilke
    Happy belated birthday , Brian! I would love a quiet birthday if it was paired with this beauty too! :))
  • Oh, what I would do for a piece of that cake right this second! I have got to say that cake looks like a 10 Terra.
  • Don't drink beer, but this cake might have changed my mind...looks gorgeous!
  • kitchenriffs
    Guinness is great beer! Great flavor, and it combines amazingly well with a variety of foods. We haven't baked with it, but I'm sure we'll eventually get around to it. Great recipe - thanks.
  • That is one delicious looking cake, and your hubby is one lucky guy! After going gluten-free, Guiness is the only beer I have mourned. I was never a huge beer drinker, but occasionally loved a Guiness-the best one I had was in Ireland :-). If you ever want to make me a birthday cake Terra, I'd love a German Chocolate Cake! Hope all is well!! xo
  • Kim
    Holy crap this cake looks amazing! I'm not a beer drinker, but I'll take it in my cake!
  • You know what... I'm literally drooling. Holy mother of cakes!! I need to take a seat at Cafe Terra's asap!!
  • justonecookbook
    Wow, Terra!!! Amazing cake... and look at the layers! I want to "taste tasting" your Guinness Buttercream Frosting before having a slice of that cake! :D
  • mjskit
    I can drink Guinness, but I haven't found a sweet nor a savory dish that uses that I didn't love! This cake looks SO moist and SO delicious! I would definitely be eating dessert first at this meal.
  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
    Wow! That's a spectacular cake and I can't take my eyes off it. I want to get a fork and just slice into it right now. I'm bookmarking this & will try soon. Glad you and the hubby had a nice birthday celebration! Cheers & thanks for the blog-visit!
  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    That birthday cake says it had to be a great day of celebration.
  • I think this is just a much too incredible cake :D Cheers CCU
  • Great cake for the Husband!! Cheers and yum, all in a mouthful! Happy Birthday to him :)
  • foodwanderings
    I don't believe I ever had a cake with beer. With brandy, yes. With wine, yes, but never with beer or Guiness for that matter. This look so lovely and what a way to celebrate the Irish! :)
  • Soni
    Oooh a Chocolate Cake with Beer!!Never had it before and I really want to taste some right now :) Love your Chobani Frosting and cannot wait to try!!
  • Susan Pridmore
    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! My husband would just love me forever if I were to make this for his birthday! I love the beer, of course, but I'm in love with cakes that have greek yogurt in them. And the coffee chocolate chunk flavor sounds INCREDIBLE!!!! Pinning!!!
  • Kim Beualieu
    Happy belated Birthday to your hubby. This is quite a cake to celebrate with. We like quiet birthdays here too. We usually go to a movie then either for a nice dinner, or come home and make something. The days of whooping it up are sort of over.
  • Terra! This sounds amazingly delicious! The perfect cake! If it weren't a work night, and I weren't already rubbing my eyes, I would be baking this! Pinning for another day :)