A delicious treat anytime. It can also be served as Guinness Cupcakes.


  • 200g self raising flour
  • 250g unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 125g butter
  • 150ml natural yogurt or butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 150ml of Guinness


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C/gas mark 4
  2. Prepare your cake tin by lining with parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together
  4. Then lightly whisk the egg, vanilla & buttermilk/or yogurt in a jug
  5. Next melt the butter, cocoa & the Guinness in a saucepan
  6. When it is just melted stir it smooth making sure there are no lumps
  7. Now mix all ingredients together, pour into the prepared tin & bake for approx 45 minutes or when a tester comes out clean
  8. Let to stand for 30 minutes before unmolding from its tin
  9. Turn out & cool on a wire rack

To Serve

Dust with cocoa & serve with softly whipped cream or ice with a chocolate butter cream.