This chocolate and Guinness cake is unbelievable. It’s everything a chocolate cake should be – rich, dark, moist and moreish with the special addition of a velvety, roasted malt taste from the Guinness making it completely addictive and unlike any other chocolate cake you’ve ever eaten. If you didn’t think it could get any better, it’s finished with a decadent frosty white top… and it’s so easy to make.
Using a recipe from domestic Goddess, Nigella, you will need the following ingredients for the bubbly cake batter –
250ml of Guinness
250g of butter, sliced or diced into smallish pieces
75g of cocoa powder
400g of caster sugar
142ml of sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
275g of plain flour
2½ teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
And for the deliciously creamy frosty top –
300g of cream cheese
150g of sieved icing sugar
125ml of double cream
The first thing to do is get the oven nice and warm at about 180°C and grease a 9 inch springform cake tin, lining the base with baking paper.
Find the largest pan that you have as all of the cake batter ingredients will eventually need to squeeze into it. Try and have your ingredients weighed and ready to go as you will need to move quite swiftly with the dark and delicious mix.
Into the pan go the Guinness and butter. Heat gently until all of the butter pieces are melted and whisk into this the cocoa powder and sugar. This will make a smooth and glossy mix.
Whilst the chocolate mixture continues to gently heat, take a clean bowl and beat together the eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Pour into the chocolatey pan followed by the flour and bicarbonate of soda combining to make sure all of the lumps and bumps are dissolved. Take the sumptuous, gooey chocolate batter covered in bubbles and pour it into the greased cake tin. Bake for about an hour until it’s springy to touch. It’s a very wet cake so the usual skewer trick won’t work.
Leave the cake to completely cool in the tin before you turn it out. In the meantime, whip the cream cheese until silky smooth, beating this together with the sieved icing sugar and finally the cream cheese. Turm the cake out and add the gorgeous frosty top to the dark cake.
Happy Birthday, Dad!xxx