Guiness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake
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Cake Ingredients:
1/2C (1 stick) unsalted butter, diced
1C Guinness extra stout beer
2/3C sour cream
2 large eggs
3t vanilla
2C sugar
3/4C unsweetened cocoa
2C all-purpose flour
1 1/2t baking soda
 
Frosting Ingredients:
1 1/2C confectioner's sugar
1/2C heavy cream
8oz (1 pkg) cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
 
Preheat oven to 350F
 
Grease 9" springform pan and line bottom with parchment
 
In two separate medium bowls:
 
Bowl 1: Sift flour and baking soda together
 
Bowl 2: Whisk eggs, sour cream and vanilla
 
In a large mixing bowl:
Combine sugar and cocoa
 
In a small saucepan heat beer and butter over medium heat until butter is completely melted.  Remove from heat and beat beer mixture into the  sugar and cocoa until smooth.  Gently beat in sour cream mixture until smooth and then add flour mixture while beating slowly until a smooth batter forms.
 
Pour batter into springform pan and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
 
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack and then remove sides.
 
In a large mixing bowl:
 
Beat cream cheese until fluffy then beat in cream and finally confectioners sugar until smooth and "frothy".
 
Place cake on platter or stand and frost until it resembles a foamy head of Guinness.  Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12.

One thought on “Guiness Cake

  1. eeeeevil. I’m abstaining from processed sugar, & white flour during August, and I want this NOW! I think I want this for my birthday! Looks wonderful. I love how the cake is visually reminiscent of a pint of Guinness.

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