Sunday, March 18, 2012

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake
From "Feast" by Nigella Lawson
1 cup Guinness stout
1 stick unsalted butter
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups superfine sugar
¾ cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
8 ounce cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
½ cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
Pour Guinness into a large saucepan, add butter and heat until melted. Whisk in cocoa powder and sugar. In a small bowl, beat sour cream with eggs and vanilla and then pour into brown, buttery, beery mixture and finally whisk in flour and baking soda.
Pour cake batter into greased and line pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour (Check at 45 minutes for doneness, poking a skewer in center.). Leave to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake.
When cake is cold, gently peel off parchment paper and transfer to a platter or cake stand.
Place cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl, and whip with an electric beater, until smooth (You may also do this with a food processor.).
Add cream and beat again until you have a spreadable consistency.
Ice top of cake, starting at middle and fanning out, so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint.
Yields about 12 slices.


  1. Oh my! Thanks looks and sounds so good!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have not done any real baking in so long.
    Have a great week.

  2. That is suppose to be "It looks and sounds" Key pad on this computer is to sensitive for my fingers that work faster than my brain. :-D

  3. That looks really yummy this is definitely a double treat! Can't wait to try this one out.


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