Saturday, 5 March 2011

St Patricks Day

Cant wait to make this for My Dads Birthday on St Patricks Day!
Found it on a lovely Baking Blog here:

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Makes 12 slices

For the cake
250ml Guinness
250g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
75g cocoa
400g caster sugar
142ml sour cream
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
275g plain flour
2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the topping
300g Philadelphia cream cheese
150g icing sugar
125ml double or whipping cream

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180˚C, butter and line a 23cm springform tin.
Start by pouring the Guinness into a large, wide saucepan and add the butter; heat until the butter's melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with eggs and vanilla and then pour in the pan of brown, buttery, beer and finally whisk in the four and bicarb.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it's quite a damp cake.

When the cake's cold, sit it on a flat platter or cake stand and get on with the icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sieve over the icing sugar and then beat them both together. Add the cream and beat again until it makes a spreadable consistency.

Ice the top of the black cake so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint. Sprinkle with shamrock sprinkles or green glitter or sugar (optional).


  1. Hi, I'm your newest Follower! This recipe looks so delicious! I'll be making it for St. Paddy's day @ my brother's home! I think I'll make cupcakes, it will be a little easier for the party! So nice to meet you! Please stop by when you have a moment!

  2. Welcome! I ramble sometimes, please feel free to shut me up ;-) Little Cupcakes would look so cute, like mini pints of Guinness!


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