Chocolate Stout Pound Cake with Whiskey Cream

~ Chocolate Stout Pound Cake with Irish Whiskey Cream ~

When life hands you lemons you make lemonade. When life hands you lemons and Guinness Stout, I’d ignore the lemons and drink the stout. But be sure to save a bottle or two, because you can use any extra beer to make Irish Beef Stew and a decadent Chocolate Stout Pound Cake, which I’m including in a double post series this week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. And just in case life has, in fact, been handing you lemons lately, I will post the dessert first. Simple things like chocolate, stout, and the phrase “dessert first” are guaranteed to make things better.

Chocolate Stout Pound Cake
Makes 1 large pound cake or bundt cake  (or 12 mini-bundt cakes)

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup stout beer
12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 to 12 cup cake pan and line with parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper and dust the pan with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess. If using mini cake pans, butter the pans.
2. Heat the butter and stout in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Remove the pan from the heat, then add the dark chocolate and stir until smooth.
3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
4. Whisk the eggs and sugar until light. Whisk in the sour cream and add to the chocolate. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine without over-mixing.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan or mini bundt pans. Place on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until the cake is set and a wooden skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes clean, 55 to 65 minutes for a large cake or 25 minutes for mini-cakes.
6. Transfer the cake to a rack and cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn the cake out onto the rack and cool completely. Cut into 1/2 inch slices. Serve with Irish Whiskey Whipped Cream.

Irish Whiskey Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Irish Whiskey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat cream in the bowl of an electric mixer until traces of the whisk are visible. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to whip until soft peaks form.

16 responses to “Chocolate Stout Pound Cake with Whiskey Cream

  1. Your post brought a smile to my face…. would you believe I’ve got a a draft post entitled “When life gives you stout….” (but it won’t be published for another week or two.. ). I will tweak the title just a little so you won’t think I completely stole it! 😉

    I love your Irish Whiskey whipped cream, what a great touch for the cake!

  2. A delicious looking cake! Perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day. I love sweet treats that contain whiskey.



  3. healthydealsnsteals

    What a perfect St Patrick’s Day recipe. I love the additions. 😉

  4. Whiskey whipped cream – excellent idea! Wonder if this would work with Irish cream as well?

  5. What a beautiful cake! My friend made a Guinness cake not long ago and I didn’t believe it would taste nice but it was amazing. I’m going to have to try making your version – it just shouts ‘eat me!’

  6. This may not surprise you, but I find this recipe to be perfect.

  7. This cake is absolutely Perfect!!!
    Whiskey whipped cream…. WOW!!!

  8. WOW! This cake looks soooo good!!! A definitely must try!

  9. That sounds a-maz-ing! I have a stout gingerbread recipe that I love, but this might just be doing that one better!

  10. So funny that you posted this! I posted a very similar cupcake on Tuesday. It looks absolutely delicious, and hearty too, for St. Patrick’s Day.

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  12. I love a good pound cake and this is a certainly festive and tasty enough for a good St. Patrick’s Day.

  13. This is one gorgeous poundcake – rich chocolatey and a beautiful colour 😀

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