Single Layer Guinness Cake With Irish Cream Frosting

This delicious Single Layer Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting comes together in under an hour, perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Don't you love those swirls of frost? It's really easy to do. Simply spread a thick layer of frosting over the cake.

Then run a flat offset spatula through the frosting repeatedly in a swirling pattern until it develops a pattern you like. Make sure the frosting layer is thick.

Ingredients for Single Layer Guinness Cake With Irish Cream Frosting. – For Cake: – 1 1/2 cups flour – 1/4 cup cocoa powder (can use natural or Dutch process) – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional; chocolate brings out the flavor) – 1 tsp baking soda – 1 cup Guinness (or another stout beer) – 1/3 cup olive oil – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

For Frosting: – 4 oz cream cheese, chilled – 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature – 1 cup powdered sugar – 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey's or Carolan's – pinch of salt

Servings - 9 - 16, Prep time - 20 mins, Cooking time - 35 mins, Type - cake

The cake can be kept tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, it is very tasty and perfect for celebrations.

This Cream Cheese Frosting has a great creamy contrast to the Irish Cream Deep Stout Chocolate.

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