Slow Cooker Guinness Cocoa Cake


I was looking for ideas for St. Patricks Day when I stumbled upon a lonely can of Guinness beer in our fridge downstairs. I have wanted to try a dessert in the slow cooker and I had the perfect recipe.

My slow cooker is so old….. it was a wedding gift 28 years ago; It looks like it has been thru the ringer but it still works.

What I like about this cake is that you serve it right out of the crock pot and when it is still warm.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup of Guinness (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, oil, milk, Guinness and vanilla until well combined.


In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; sift in cocoa powder. Add to egg mixture; stir just until moistened.


Pour into a greased slow cooker  and scrape the bowl. The best part is eating the chocolate chips….. Oops I meant to say sprinkle chocolate chips into the Slow cooker.


Cover and cook on high until your cake tester comes out clean with a few moist crumbs, approximately 4 hours, depending how hot the crock pot is. Turn off slow cooker; uncover and let cool off for 15 minutes. Serve and add whip cream and to top it all off, add some Creme de Menthe. It is so good and so easy to make.

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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Guinness Cocoa Cake

    1. If you have a new crockpot check after 2 hours on high. My crockpot is older than the hills so it took 4 hours to cook on high.☺ It is very moist and the Guinness gives it a dark rich flavour.


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