Wheat-free chocolate and Guinness cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    medium cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

  • About

A lovely rich cake that isn’t overly sweet because of the Guinness. I’ve made it with wheat-free self-raising flour so that it’s suitable for those with wheat allergies who still crave a little something sweet!


  • 225 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 350 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 4


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Butter and line a 24 x 6-8cm deep cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, then gradually add the beaten eggs.

Mix together the Guiness and cocoa in a separate mixing bow