Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Wait...there is still time to make this quick and delicious cake! Saint Patrick's day is not over yet! Usually when I hear anything having to do with beer my automatic reaction is ...yuck. However, add a little chocolate to anything and now we are talking. My niece and I whipped up this cake in less then 5 minutes, stuck it in the oven and called it a day. I am currently enjoying a nice slice, and if I liked beer I imagine it would go nicely with a cold Guinness. This cake is ironically supposed to resemble an actual glass of Guinness, foam and all. : ) So make this, and end your Saint Patrick's day with an Irish dessert.

Chocolate Guinness Cake
from Nigella Lawson

In large saucepan over medium heat combine the following until the butter is melted:

1 cup Guinness Stout
10T salted butter

Once butter is melted remove from heat and add the following:

3/8 cup cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar

Whisk and then add the following and whisk again:

3/8 cup sour cream
2 eggs

1 TBS vanilla

Whisk until smooth and add the following:

2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Whisk until smooth. Pour into buttered and floured 9" spring form pan, or 9" deep cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean, about 35-45 minutes. (If you don't have 9" pans, just use whatever pan you do have and adjust the time accordingly) Let cake cool completely and then frost with the following:

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 oz soft cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream

(Not too sure if this would work or not, but if you want to make it even more Irish maybe you can add some Baileys at this point or just take a swig for good measure : ) )

Whip until smooth and cover top of cake. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk, Bailey's, coffee, or Guinness...or all 4. ; )

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


1 comment:

  1. This looks incredible. And may the road rise up to meet you:)