Irish Birthday

One of the guys in the firehouse had his birthday last week but was off so we are celebrating it tomorrow. He may have a slight Irish in him…and by slight I mean his first name is the same as a very famous whiskey. So what better way to celebrate than with Guinness Chocolate Stout Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Frosting! This is by no means an original recipe but it is one I’ve made my own additions too. So, what will you need? 


  • 1 Bottle of Guinness Draught (Obviously)
  • 1 Cups of Coca Powder
  • 2 Cups of flour
  • 2 Cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 ish cup of sour cream
  • 2 sticks of melted butter (yeah… this isn’t really healthy)

Preheat oven 350. Mix all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and in another large bowl with the exception of the coca powder. Mix the Guinness, coca powder, eggs, butter and sour cream in another larger bowl. Once the wet ingredients resemble a dark pancake mix add in the dry ingredients, mixing together until a batter. 

I used a bundt cake pan for today but you can use a flat pan or two round cake pans if you want to make a double layer cake, all work out well. Make sure your pan is greased and place in preheated 350 degree oven for approx 40-50 minutes or until done. 



The frosting is easy. First you will need another Guinness, not for the frosting, just for you to drink, its tough work making a cake in this kind of humidity! So, you’re done your Guinness or working on it, now we can make frosting. 


  • 1 8oz Package of cream cheese
  • 1 (ish) shot of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar

Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix together with a mixer on low setting. Feel free to take a sample of Baileys… You want to be sure it’s good!


Once your cake is all done and cool add frosting however you see fit. Now, sit back, relax, and pretend you’re in a nice crowded pub!




About fireandicesaltandpepper

I am a firefighter/ paramedic in the town of Sterling, MA. I have been in this field for close to 10 years. Nothing relaxes me more after a shift than coming to my kitchen, cracking a beer, and creating something amazing for dinner!
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