gluten-free vegetarian

Low-Calorie Guinness Zero Chocolate Cake


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Prep information

Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
35 minutes
Recipe by
Michael at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per slice)

105 kcal

Combine Lo-Dough's low-calorie cake mix with Guinness Zero in for the most incredible low-sugar chocolate cake.

Our low-calorie version of Nigella's Guinness and chocolate cake is a MUST TRY. We've not only revolutionised the cake itself, offering the same incredible flavour for minimal calories, we've come up with a nifty trick to make pipe-able, sugar-free frosting that still ticks the sweet box. 

This one tastes like pure indulgence and is a piece of cake to make. 


Serves 6
  • 1 Lo-Dough vanilla sponge mix
  • 140g of water
  • 100ml of Guinness Zero
  • 20g of cocoa powder

To top

  • 150g low fat cream cheese
  • 35g erythrotol
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A few drops lemon juice
  • A quarter teaspoon of xanthan gum (this can be left out, but your topping will be softer. You can also thicken with cornflour or arrow root, but this will add carbs)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/356F. Make up the Vanilla Sponge Mix according to the packet instructions, adding the cocoa and replacing 100ml of the water with Guinness zero.
  2. Bake the mix for 35 minutes and allow to cool, again as per the instructions.
  3. While the cake bakes, beat all your topping ingredients together. When cooled, pipe or spread the topping over your cake. Add any decorations if desired.

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