Chocolate Guinness Cake Cake Ingredients: 1/2C (1 stick) unsalted butter, diced 1C Guinness extra stout beer 2/3C sour cream 2 large eggs 3t vanilla 2C sugar 3/4C unsweetened cocoa 2C all-purpose flour 1 1/2t baking soda Frosting Ingredients: 1 1/2C confectioner's sugar 1/2C heavy cream 8oz (1 pkg) cream cheese (softened to room temperature) Preheat oven to 350F Grease 9" springform pan and line bottom with parchment In two separate medium bowls: Bowl 1: Sift flour and baking soda together Bowl 2: Whisk eggs, sour cream and vanilla In a large mixing bowl: Combine sugar and cocoa In a small saucepan heat beer and butter over medium heat until butter is completely melted. Remove from heat and beat beer mixture into the sugar and cocoa until smooth. Gently beat in sour cream mixture until smooth and then add flour mixture while beating slowly until a smooth batter forms. Pour batter into springform pan and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack and then remove sides. In a large mixing bowl: Beat cream cheese until fluffy then beat in cream and finally confectioners sugar until smooth and "frothy". Place cake on platter or stand and frost until it resembles a foamy head of Guinness. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12.