Guinness Gingerbread

I love Guinness.  It’s delicious and wonderful.  For those of you thinking, “Ewww!” right now, I think we need to have a little talk.  Guinness has less calories and a lower alcohol content than regular beers.  So?  So!  You can drink more and you won’t get fat or drunk…sort of.  Win-win!

This year Guinness is hosting The World’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.  If you want to pledge your Irish or “green for the day” spirit and join the party, click over to the Guinness site and sign up.  You could be a part of history!
Guinness Gingerbread | White Lights on Wednesday

Guinness Gingerbread
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Serves: 12
  • 1¼ sticks (10 tablespoons) butter
  • ½ cup light Karo corn syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup (packed) plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1¼ cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  3. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter, syrup, dark brown sugar, stout, ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves until well combined; stir occasionally.
  4. Remove pot from heat, and whisk in flour mixture. You will need to keep whisking for a while until everything is combined and smooth.
  5. In a small bowl, mix sour cream and eggs. Beat sour cream mixture into the gingerbread mixture. Whisk until smooth and evenly combined.
  6. Pour batter in prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes. When the gingerbread is ready, the top will be shiny and rise up, and the sides will be pulling away from the pan.
  7. Place the baking dish on a wire rack and cool completely. Sprinkle gingerbread with powdered sugar for serving if desired.


Guinness Gingerbread | White Lights on Wednesday
Beer frothy and oh so happy gingerbread.
Guinness Gingerbread | White Lights on Wednesday


  1. says

    I am a Guinness fan too! I always say its like taking my vitamins because it contains Calcium and Magnesium :)
    I will have to try this recipe- sounds yummy!
    Come by for a visit sometime and follow back if you'd like!

  2. says

    Alas, I did not make the foam shamrock in the picture…but I totally know how to do it! That counts, right?!? I'm sure the chocolate stout would be awesome in this recipe. Cinnamon and chocolate together make me happy.

  3. says

    Some how I Guinness in chocolate sauce hadn't crossed my mind, but it's such a natural pairing. I will so be making that sauce soon. Thanks for stopping by, and for the awesome idea!

  4. says

    Wow…this recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and I am going to pin this. I hope you’ll return to Saturday Dishes next week when we feature Easter Recipes. -Savannah

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