Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

Here is this years alcohol dessert. Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Cheese Frosting. It didn't stand a chance at the Irish Cousins party on Friday. It was the first thing to go, before the dip, before the quiche, before the salad, before the cookies, before everything. It was the main attraction. I've been asked to make it again for parties this weekend for Christmas. One thing I will change, although the idea of the two cake pans and the frosting is to make it look like a Guinness Stout in a glass, dark on the bottom with a creamy frothy top...it just works better if you use one pan that is big enough to cook the whole batter in. I will either use a Bundt pan, or a larger round cake pan that can hold all the batter. But either way, I will be making this cake again, and again. I don't think I'm not allowed to make it now. It was originally a Nigella Lawson recipe, but her's just called for Cream Cheese frosting, I found a recipe on line that adapted hers and added the Bailey's Irish Cream to the frosting. This is the recipe that I used from a blog called Closet Cooking, which is a really fun blog.

Chocolate Stout Cake

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup stout (such as Guinness)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, remove from heat and let cool a bit.
2. Mix in the stout and cocoa powder.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
4. Mix the eggs and sour cream in another large bowl.
5. Mix the stout mixture into the egg mixture.
6. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
7. Pour the batter into one or two greased and parchment lined circular cake pan(s).
8. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean. If you bake it in a single pan then it should take about 40-50 minutes. If you bake it in two cake pans then it should take about 20-30 minutes.

Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish cream

1. Mix everything.

On another note, I saw a person driving a Vespa to work this morning. It's twenty fucking one degrees outside you crazy bastard.

Rating = So God Damn Good

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mother of God, thats fucking good