Dessert

Guinness Chocolate Cake for Stout Beer Lovers

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Christmas is that time of the year when you feel free to add booze in every dish. I visited Ireland when I was in high school and I remember the delicious pies and cakes I ate there. I can’t think of anything more delicious than the Guinness Chocolate Cake I used to eat with my afternoon tea. It was as dark as the nights of Dublin during wintertime. Moist and rich in flavor. Oh dear, it was perfection in itself!

My friends happen to love beer. So, when we decided to organize a Christmas party and they asked me to bring dessert, the answer was quite simple. Guinness Chocolate Cake for sure! With its fluffy cream cheese topping, of course! They loved it. Even if the making of this cake is so simple, the result is a hundred percent satisfactory. You can really taste the flavor of the stout, that matches perfectly with the intense presence of the cocoa powder. Try and enjoy this amazing dessert, your hosts will adore it!

 

Guinness Chocolate Cake (10 servings) 

250 ml Guinness beer

250 gr. unsalted butter

350 gr. granulated sugar

75 gr. cocoa powder

2 eggs

1 vanilla bean

140 ml sour cream

275 gr. all-purpose flour

2  1/2  tsp baking soda

 

For the topping 

300 gr. cream cheese

150 gr. icing sugar

125 ml cream

 

LET’S DO IT! 

Preheat the oven at 180°C (356°F) and grease a 23 cm wide baking mold. Melt the butter in a pan, then add the cocoa powder and the sugar. Gently mix until the sugar is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir the sour cream, the vanilla seeds and the egg in a bowl, then add them to the butter, cocoa and sugar mix. Sift flour and baking soda together and add them too. Mix until you obtain a smooth and quite liquid mixture with no lumps in it.

Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes. Let it cool completely before adding the topping.

For the topping, stir the cream cheese with the icing sugar. When they are completely mixed together, pour the cream and whip, until you have a fluffy topping that looks like the Guinness foam! Enjoy your Guinness Chocolate Cake with a nice cup of black tea. Or more beer!

 

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