Eggless Triple Chocolate Guinness Cake

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This cake features three layers of rich chocolate sponge infused with Guinness for a deep, chocolaty taste. It’s covered in a creamy chocolate Guinness cream cheese frosting and topped with a chocolate drip—a great choice for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

The recipe is egg-free and can be made without dairy, and it’s straightforward to prepare. The sponge batter is mixed in one bowl and includes yogurt and buttermilk for a wonderfully soft texture. Guinness adds a dark, creamy coffee-like flavor that enhances the chocolate richness.

The sweet and smooth chocolate cream cheese frosting complements the dense, fudgy chocolate cake perfectly.

This cake features three layers of super moist chocolate sponge made with Guinness for a deep chocolate flavor, layered and wrapped in a delicious chocolate Guinness cream cheese frosting, and finished with a chocolate drip topping. It’s the perfect cake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!


Eggless Triple Chocolate Guinness Cake (Dairy-Free Option)

This Eggless Triple Chocolate Guinness Cake has three layers of super moist chocolate sponge made with Guinness, layered and wrapped in a delicious chocolate Guinness cream cheese frosting, and finished with a chocolate drip topping. It’s perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Eggless Triple Chocolate Guinness Cake

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Sponge:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup dairy-free yogurt
  • ½ cup dairy-free buttermilk plant-based milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 cup Guinness or other stout beer
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Guinness Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup dairy-free butter softened
  • 1 cup dairy-free cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Guinness
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Drip Topping:

  • 1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk full-fat

Instructions
 

Prepare the Chocolate Sponge:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and line three 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix the applesauce, yogurt, buttermilk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and Guinness until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the Chocolate Guinness Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat the dairy-free butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mixing until smooth.
  • Add the Guinness and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until fully incorporated and the frosting is fluffy.

Prepare the Chocolate Drip Topping:

  • Place the dark chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk until it just begins to simmer.
  • Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir until the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth.
  • Allow the ganache to cool slightly until it thickens but is still pourable.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate.
  • Spread a layer of chocolate Guinness cream cheese frosting over the cake layer.
  • Repeat with the remaining layers, finishing with a layer of frosting on top and around the sides of the cake.

Add the Drip Topping:

  • Pour the slightly cooled ganache over the top edge of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • Use a spatula to smooth the ganache around the sides of the cake if needed.

Serve:

  • Allow the cake to set before slicing and serving.
  • Enjoy this rich and indulgent cake!

Notes

  • Dairy-Free Buttermilk: Make this by combining plant-based milk with 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Dairy-Free Cream Cheese and Butter: Brands like Kite Hill, Miyoko’s, and Earth Balance work well for the frosting.
  • Guinness: Most Guinness is now vegan, but double-check to ensure it fits your dietary needs.

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