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CHOCOLATE GUINNESS CAKE

Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:50 pm

DH stumbled across this so I though I'd share it with you. Personally I am not a fan of Guinness but am interested to see what the cake is like. I'm going to make it on the weekend (at DH's request!)

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE
250ml Guinness
250g unsalted butter
75g cocoa
400g caster sugar
1 x 142ml pot sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
275g plain flour
2 1/2teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
FOR THE TOPPING
300g Philadelphia cream cheese
150g icing sugar
125ml double or whipping cream
Serving Size : Makes about 12 slices

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C, and butter and line a 23cm springform tin.
2. Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan, add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter’s melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the brown, buttery, beery pan and finally whisk in the flour and bicarb.
3. Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined tin and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake.
4. When the cake’s cold, sit it on a flat platter or cake stand and get on with the icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sieve over the icing sugar and then beat them both together. Or do this in a processor, putting the unsieved icing sugar in first and blitz to remove lumps before adding the cheese.
5. Add the cream and beat again until it makes a spreadable consistency. Ice the top of the black cake so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint.
 
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Re: CHOCOLATE GUINNESS CAKE

Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:55 pm

Yuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!!



Don't forget about Bailey's Ice-cream!

Eat a quarter tub of vanilla ice-cream.
Set it out on the bench to go soft.
Pour in Baileys, mix it in soft good-ness and pop it back in freezer to set.
Yumm-o!!
 
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Re: CHOCOLATE GUINNESS CAKE

Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Oh Yum! I love Baileys!!
 
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Re: CHOCOLATE GUINNESS CAKE

Mon May 02, 2011 11:32 am

I made a cake similar to this for my fiances birthday last year, it was sooo good!
he is irish so i thought guinness cake was appropriate
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