Chocolate Guinness Cake – St. Patrick’s Day!

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I’d been dying to try out this Hummingbird Bakery recipe for absolutely ages now, so given it’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow I figured it was appropriate ;).

This rich, dense chocolate cake is so moist, and the addition of Guinness adds a delicious warmth that I just can’t explain in words! Nom.

A perfect dessert for celebrating St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you have a good one!

Ingredients

250ml Guinness

250g unsalted butter

80g cocoa powder

400g caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

140ml buttermilk

280g plain flour

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp baking powder

125g cream cheese frosting

green sugar crystals (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 170°C.

Place the Guinness and butter into a large saucepan and heat gently until all the butter is melted.

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Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.

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In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, vanilla extract and buttermilk till smooth. Slowly add this to the Guinness/chocolate mixture.

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In a large bowl, sift in the flour, bicarb and baking powder. Gradually whisk the Guinness mixture into the flour mixture until fully incorporated.

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Pour the cake batter into your cake tin (23cm diameter). Bake for approximately 45mins (or until a skewer comes out clean). Leave to cool completely.

Once cool, top with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with green sugar crystals.

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Adapted from Hummingbird Bakery’s Chocolate Guinness cake recipe.

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