Cheers

I love to cook, but I generally don’t enjoy baking..until now. This is my kind of cake. It’s uber easy and m so moist and delicious. Made with my favorite beverage to boot!

Guinness Cake

Recipe: Chocolate Guinness Cake

For the cake:
Butter for pan
1 cup Guinness stout
10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
3/8 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups superfine sugar
3/8 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

For the topping:
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream.

1. For the cake: heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform
pan and line with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, combine
Guinness and butter. Place over medium-low heat until butter melts,
then remove from heat. Add cocoa and superfine sugar, and whisk to
blend.

2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
Add to Guinness mixture. Add flour and baking soda, and whisk again
until smooth. Pour into buttered pan, and bake until risen and firm,
45 minutes to one hour. Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely
in pan.

3. For the topping: Using a food processor or by hand, mix
confectioners’ sugar to break up lumps. Add cream cheese and blend
until smooth. Add heavy cream, and mix until smooth and spreadable.

4. Remove cake from pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top

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