Monday, March 22, 2010

Revisiting Chocolate Guinness Cake

The decadent cake posted on March 17th had a delicious flavor that was enhanced by Guinness beer and bittersweet chocolate. I do realize that all the multiple steps made baking this cake rather time consuming. In addition some of the ingredients were not exactly low calorie. So I looked for an alternative recipe that still had Guinness beer in it and came up with the following to share. This moist cake has a wonderful flavor but does have quite different taste from the other cake. It was easy to put together. Perhaps this recipe will work well for you.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of Guinness beer at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter plus 2 TB butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (light)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Directions:
  • Pour beer into saucepan and add chunks of butter to melt on a low heat
  • Whisk in cocoa and sugar
  • Stir mixture till a bit thick and sugar dissolved-remove from stove
  • In a bowl beat sour cream, eggs and vanilla
  • Add beer mixture and beat
  • In another bowl add flour, salt and baking soda
  • Add flour mixture to beer and egg mixture and beat till smooth
  • Spray a 9 inch spring form pan with PAM
  • Mix 1TB. flour, 1 TB. sugar, 1 TB cocoa and dust pan with mixture
  • Bake 350 for 40 minutes or when center comes clean using s toothpick
  • Cool cake in pan 10 minutes and then invert on to a baking rack
Frosting:
  • Beat 1- 3 0z . package of softened cream cheese with 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1tsp. vanilla
  • Start out adding 1/3 cup half and half and gradually add enough cream till frosting is the right consistency for spreading
  • Frost cake and add Sprinkles: Cookies Creme Crunch and refrigerate

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