Lovely, rich and moist Guinness Chocolate Cake, the perfect afternoon treat. The distinctive icing really completes Guinness look and taste.
• 250 ml guinness
• 250g butter at room temperature.
• 75g cocoa powder
• 400g granulated sugar
• 125ml sour cream
• 2 large eggs
• 1 Tbs vanilla extract
• 275g plain floursifted
• 2 ½ tsp baking soda
• 50 ml espresso shot
• 300 grams cream cheese
• 150 grams icing sugar
• 100 ml double cream
Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare a 9 inch springform pan.
Cream the butter and sugar.
Shift the coco to remove lumps, and mix with the espresso shots and vanilla to form of chocolate paste. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.
Add the Guinness, eggs and sour cream, and blend.
Finally, slowly add the sifted flour and baking soda and pour into the pan.
Bake in the oven for around 45min. Leave to cool, it will be damp. When cool, place onto your plate to ice.
For the icing, whip the cream cheese and gradually add the icing sugar until there are no lumps. Slowly add the cream to make it smooth and easy to spread. Ice the cake, drink the remainder of the Guinness and enjoy with cake.