Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Guinness chocolate cake

I have a hard time finding a chocolate cake that is easy, delicious, and not rich.  This Guinness chocolate cake was out of this world!  So delicious and moist but not rich or heavy.  You can't even taste the Guinness, but I am 110% certain that it wouldn't be the same without it.

Guinness chocolate cake
{Guinness chocolate cake top view}

Guinness chocolate cake
{doesn't that look so delicious?  Go make one and see for yourself!}

Guinness chocolate cake

makes 1 loaf cake

1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
7 oz Guinness stout
2/3 cup cocoa powder
4 oz dark chocolate (77%)
2 tablespoons Guinness stout
2 tablespoons butter
1/3-1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 oz walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 1 loaf pan.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until combined.
  5. Mix cocoa powder and Guinness together until combined.  **Cocoa powder it hard to mix into any liquid, let alone one that is carbonated.  Take your time; I had to let it set and settle a couple of times before I got everything mixed in**
  6. Once butter and sugar are creamed, add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  7. Add flour mixture and Guinness mixture alternatively, beginning and ending with flour (should be flour, Guinness, flour, Guinness, flour).  ONLY mix until just incorporated.
  8. Pour batter in loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  9. Cool cake.
  10. To make the icing, mix together dark chocolate, Guinness, butter, and powdered sugar; place in microwave for 30 seconds stirring after each round until chocolate and butter are melted.
  11. Pour icing over cooled cake; top with walnuts.
  12. Serve.

 {my secret hope/belief that there really is magic in this world}

Sláinte! (cheers/good health)

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