One of the most famous Irish landmarks is Blarney castle. THE most famous Irish drink is, of course, Guinness. Combine these two into one cake (and throw in a little Irish coffee), and you have the ultimate way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

Guinness Chocolate Blarney Castle Cake with Irish Coffee Glaze Recipe

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Preparation: 45 mins
Cooking: 1 hr15 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Serves: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cup Guinness beer
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Irish whiskey
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar light
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Spray a Nordic Ware Castle Bundt Pan with cooking spray.

  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine milk and chocolate; stir until chocolate has melted.

  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add Guinness.

  6. In a large bowl fitted with an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and frothy.
  7. Add ½ of the chocolate/Guinness mixture.

  8. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after the addition of each and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  9. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  10. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and the remaining ½ of the chocolate/Guinness mixture; add vanilla extract, mixing well.

  11. Pour the batter into the pan.
  12. Bake 40-50 minutes or until the cake is set and a sharp knife point inserted into the cake comes out clean.

  13. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  14. Turn out onto a platter. Cool.
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