Boozy Chocolate Stout Cake

Boozy Chocolate Stout Cake

This chocolate stout cake with Bailey's frosting has a boozy whiskey glaze. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baileys frosting, boozy dessert, chocolate stout cake
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 947 kcal
Author Betsy Life


For the Guinness cake

  • 1 cup Guinness 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

For the whiskey glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey

For the Bailey's frosting

  • 2 cup butter 4 sticks, at room temperature
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Grease two 9-in. round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended.
  3. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans.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.
  5. Meanwhile, make the glaze by heating butter, sugar and whiskey in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk constantly until butter melts and sugar dissolves.
  6. Carefully slice each layer of cake horizontally to create 4 cake layers.
  7. Brush each layer generously with whiskey glaze. Allow to absorb for at least 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile make the frosting by beating together butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, Bailey's Irish Cream and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until well combined. Add additional powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  9. Spread one cake layer with frosting. Stack another layer on top and repeat until all layers are stacked. Spread the top and sides of the cake with frosting.
  10. Slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Boozy Chocolate Stout Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 947 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Sodium 515mg21%
Carbohydrates 127g42%
Sugar 108g120%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.