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Monday, December 26, 2016

Guiness Chocolate Cake

This seemed to be a theme this Christmas - using up stuff I had leftover - but I had some leftover Guinness and couldn't decide what to do with it - so I did this - a nice dense, not too sweet chocolate cake! It was frozen unfrosted for about three weeks before I  frosted it with some cream cheese frosting & defrosted it overnight in the fridge - it went well with coffee ice cream ...

From NYT

Frosting from Simply Recipes

1 cup Guinness extra stout

10 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa

1.5 cups sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

3/4 cup sour cream

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 cups all purpose flour

2.5 tsps baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

Butter a 9 inch springform or what I used was a 8/9 inch corningware casserole. Preheat oven to 360F.

Melt butter a large saucepan add Guiness, remove from heat then add cocoa and sugar and stir to blend.

In another bowl mix sour cream eggs and vanilla - then add to Guiness mixture.

Add flour and baking soda and whisk tto mix.

Pour into pan and bake until it rises and feels firm - about 45 mins to 1 hour (depends on what pan you bake it in).

I froze it at this point and frosted it after it was defrosted.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese

2 -3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Beat butter and cream cheese together, beat in vanilla

Add powdered sugar until as thick and sweet as you like it.

This frosting will prolly make more than you need for this cake ...