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Guinness Cake

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2014-03-16 16.21.39-1Cheers! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

True to fashion, we will be feasting on corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, rye and irish bread, and for dessert… Guinness Cake.

I also learned a thing or two today, but more on that later. The recipe is from Design Sponge,and below is what I used:

  • 1 cup and 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 3/4 cup Dark Cocoa powder
  • 2 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

I didn’t care for the frosting posted so I chose to use a Bailey’s frosting:

  • 4 Tbs butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese2014-03-15 16.10.41
  • 1/4 cup Bailey’s
  • 4 cups confectionary sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Cake Directions

Preheat over to 350F. In a saucepan warm the coconut oil, Guinness and cocoa powder over medium heat and stir until completely melted. Set aside for 5-1o minutes. Add the flour, baking soda and sugar in a mixer and mix until well combined. Add the Guinness mixture and mix lightly. Add the eggs, one at a time, vanilla, and sour cream. If mixing with coconut oil, it will be a bit soupy which is fine.

Pour into a greased angel food pan/bundt cake pan. Cook for an hour to hour and fifteen minutes. Start to check after an hour with a tester to see if it comes out clean.

The cake was cooling and I flipped it over to transfer it to a plate. It refused to come out; so, I took a knife and went around the pan. When that didn’t work, I flipped over the pan and smacked it with a pot. It would not budge, even though, I sprayed it thoroughly. I left it and let gravity do its thing. When it finally decided to come out, half of the cake stayed in the pan!2014-03-15 19.05.19

Seriously? That just happened…It’s moments like this you just have to laugh at yourself.

I couldn’t do anything else but scoop up as much as I could, and placed it on the cake. Did it look like a disaster? Absolutely. Luckily, I knew I could cover up all the mishaps with the frosting.

Mom and I were taste-testing the remaining cake in the pan and discussing what went wrong. I go into how I sprayed the crap out of the pan and she looks at me and goes, “Well that’s your problem right there. You have Crisco. You should have used that…” What?! In my mind, the spray would cover all the crevices, but apparently I was wrong.

Once the cake had finally cooled, I was able to make the frosting…

2014-03-16 19.39.58Frosting:

Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the Bailey’s  and vanilla, mix slightly, and then add the confectionary sugar 1/2 cup at a time.

The frosting was ready to go and it covered the mishaps, and you know what… no one knew the difference 🙂

One thought on “Guinness Cake

  1. Mmm that looks soo tasty! Love the addition of baileys!

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