Chocolate Stout {Guinness} Cake Truffles

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Chocolate Stout Cake Truffles (or Beer Balls if you ask the guys at work). If this doesn’t scream of a man-dessert, not sure what will.

Guinness is used in the cake and the frosting. Then everything is combined together to form one pop-able, slightly bitter, chocolately, creamy cake truffle.

I used a dark chocolate cake mix and replaced the water with – beer. Guinness Extra Stout to be exact. I was also very careful to choose the cake mix that called for the most water beer. (You can also make a chocolate stout cake from scratch by following Bake at 350′s recipe here)

You will have a little extra frosting, but I’m fairly certain you can find something to slather it on! ┬áPretzel dip anyone?! Trust me, it’s yummy.

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Try to resist dipping your fingers in the frosting… just try.

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Dear cake, you are about to get crushed

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Gooey cake ball ‘batter’…

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Getting there…

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles

If I wasn’t too excited by the fact that I just made Guinness-cake-bites (and as soon as I photograph them I get to eat them), I would’ve topped these off with crushed pretzels, but bacon pieces would be another suitable substitute.

Frosting Recipe from Bake at 350

Chocolate Stout {Guinness} Cake Truffles

Author: Miss CandiQuik (frosting recipe adapted from Bake at 350)
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Serves: 40
Chocolate Stout Cake Bites: dark chocolate stout cake mixed with a Guinness frosting, rolled and dipped in chocolate coating!
  • Cake:
  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker) + ingredients required for cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups Guinness Extra Stout Beer
  • Frosting:
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tbsp stout beer (e.g. Guinness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coating:
  • 2 packages Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
  1. Prepare cake as directed on box (substituting water with equal amount of porter or stout beer).
  2. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl.
  3. Prepare frosting: mix softened butter until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar, stout, vanilla, and salt; beat on medium-high for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of frosting to crumbled cake and mix thoroughly.
  5. Roll mixture into 1″ balls and place in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.
  6. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK according to package directions. Dip cake balls in chocolate coating and place on wax paper to set.

For more flavorful cake truffles, allow the cake balls to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours prior to coating.

Chocolate Stout {Guiness} Cake Truffles
Oh yeah, here’s the free printable treat tents if you wish…
(click on the jpeg below or use this PDF: Printable PDF)

Happy Father’s Day (to me).

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  1. says

    Wow! I’m a big fan of Guinness Extra Stout AND Chocolate cake!!! But I never thought to combine the two (well, except for eating the cake and drinking the stout) however, in this case you get the best of both worlds. I really liked what I saw! Thanks.

  2. says

    Your cake truffles are look like something found in an upscale chocolate shop! I am not a big fan of the bitterness of dark beers but I do know some people who would love these as a gift! Besides your coating looking soooo perfect (practice makes perfect, I know), how do you apply your decorative lines on top? Do you use a pastry bag and tip?

  3. Tanya says

    The look great! Can’t wait to try the recipe.
    What are your recommendations for storing them once coated, will they keep in room temperature or is it best to refrigerate them? Or will this cause the coating to discolor?

    • Miss CandiQuik says

      Hi Claire! I would refrigerate or freeze the uncoated truffles and then coat in CandiQuik after. If they’re frozen after being coated, condensation may form on the outside and make your CandiQuik sticky! The finished truffles store very well in an air tight container kept in a cool/dry place.


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