Recipe: Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake

Beer and chocolate... do we need to say more? This cake is fudgy and moist and oozing with chocolate sauce, and it has surprisingly lower calories than you would think.

dark chocolate guinness cake with slice out of it

We recommend a dollop of light cool whip on top to pair perfectly with the dense, rich taste of the cake. This is sure to be a party pleaser from the taste and the aesthetics. Get ready to impress! For more skinny desserts, click here!

dark chocolate guinness cake sliceRecipe: Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 slice

For the cake:

  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp sweetener

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ⅛ tsp of sea salt

  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 large egg

  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup Guinness Extra Stout Beer

  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup unsweetened chocolate chips

  • 2 Tbsp Guinness Extra Stout Beer

  • 1 Tbsp butter

Optional Topping:

  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar

*Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional calculations.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously grease a 6 cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir well. Add in softened butter, applesauce, egg whites, egg and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until fully combined.

  3. Using a spoon, fold in Guinness and chocolate chips until batter is smooth.

  4. Pour mixture into the bundt pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let dry on a wire cooling rack before glazing.

  5. Prepare glaze by microwaving chocolate, butter and Guinness in a microwave safe dish for about 1½ minutes, stopping to stir at 30 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle glaze over the cake and dust with (optional) powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1/8 slice)
Calories: 259
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 42g
Fiber: 5g
Carbs: 37g
Protein: 7g
Sugars: 20g
Sodium: 56mg
WWP+: 8


(Recipe adapted from The Realistic Nutritionist)