Happy Easter and Guinness Cake

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.

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What you’ll need:

A greased 9 inch springform pan-line the bottom with parchment paper

Preheated 350 degree oven

Ingredients:

One can of Guinness

2 sticks of butter

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

2 cups of sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla

2 cups of flour

2 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

Topping ingredients:

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.

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Melt butter and Guinness together over medium heat in a large heavy saucepan

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Mix together cocoa powder and sugar in a small bowl. Once butter is melted whisk in the cocoa and sugar mixture.

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In a separate small bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream and vanilla together and add to chocolate/guinness mixture.

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Next whisk in flour and baking soda until the mixture is smooth.

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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!!

Chris

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Take Care, Chris

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