Guinness and Molasses Cake

I never knew what to answer when asked: “what’s your favorite dessert?”. Now I do – it’s this cake.
I’ve taken my grandmother’s original Molasses Cake recipe, swapped the coffee for Guinness and added a vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Eat it hot or chilled.

Guinness and Molasses Cake
2 cups white flour
1 cup Guinness
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt

Preheat the oven at 350F.
Mix the baking soda in the Guinness. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the Guinness, molasses, egg, cinnamon and salt.
Stiff in the flour a bit at a time, whisking constantly.
Butter a 8×8 mold and pour in the mixture.
Cook for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool at leat 15 minutes before digging in.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix everything together.

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13 Comments on “Guinness and Molasses Cake”

  1. Alex says:

    AWESOME combo!

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Seems like a perfect Birthday/Christmas cake – warm, spicy, and nourishing because: Guinness is good for you!

  3. geemontreal1 says:

    je connais du monde qui vont y gouter!

  4. That looks great! It would be yummy with a bit of ginger added too.

  5. AnnW says:

    How about pinning your grandmother’s original recipe? I think I would like that also. I’m from New England, we like coffee everything, even coffee jello

  6. T. says:

    I made this tonight it turned out so amazing supper moist and flavorful. the cream cheese frosting really makes the cake delectable. when I make this cake again I think I will cut the molasses by half or use the coffee option instead.

  7. g richards says:

    Are your cups 240 ml or 120 ml ( you don’t say what country your based in and some countries cups are 1/2 the american cup size.)
    Is white flour plain or self raising?

  8. ames. says:

    if guinness is involved…i must try! :)

  9. Karista says:

    Brilliant idea! Can’t wait to make this. The cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping. Yum!

  10. Heather Sackett says:

    Granulated sugar or 10x for the frosting?


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