Hello and Happy Easter!!!! It has been a very long time since I’ve posted or written anything on my blog. Work and home life have been very busy lately. I’m sure most of you can relate.
I was making this Guinness cake which is one of our family favorites and decided to snap a few iPhone pics to share with you just in case you’re stumped for your Easter celebrations. It is a nice dense chocolate cake with a delicious cream cheese icing.
What you’ll need:
A greased 9 inch springform pan-line the bottom with parchment paper
Preheated 350 degree oven
One can of Guinness
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup of cocoa powder
2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla
2 cups of flour
2 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 package cream cheese (8 ounce)
1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Begin by lightly greasing your springform pan and lining with a parchment paper round.
Melt butter and Guinness together over medium heat in a large heavy saucepan
Mix together cocoa powder and sugar in a small bowl. Once butter is melted whisk in the cocoa and sugar mixture.
In a separate small bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream and vanilla together and add to chocolate/guinness mixture.
Next whisk in flour and baking soda until the mixture is smooth.
Pour in to prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately an hour. You can test with a toothpick. The cake will still stick to the toothpick in little crumbs but won’t be gooey.
Release the springform once the cake has cooled for about 20-30 minutes. Transfer to a cake stand.
Mix the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, heavy cream and vanilla with a hand or stand mixture. The icing should be very creamy. Top the cake to resemble the foam on the top of a pint of Guinness. EnJoY!!!!
Hoping you all have a most Blessed Easter!!