Friday, 18 January 2013

Baking - Chocolate Guinness Cake

View IMG01809-20130112-1625.jpg in slide showSorry about the poor quality picture - and the fact the cake is already cut - we just couldn't wait to eat it!

This recipe is from my all-time favourite Baking book, 'Baking Magic' by Kate Shirazi. If you are after a not-too-sweet, dense, moist and chocolatey loaf, this one's for you - in my opinion it would make a great grown-up and manly birthday cake for any Dads and Grandads out there!

110g butter, 1 1/3 cups soft brown sugar, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup Guinness, 1 1/4 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1tsp bicarb, 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (mums will have this in their cupboards to make playdough, but I haven't actually used it to bake a cake before!)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a 1lb Loaf Tin (I use a silicone liner I got from the pound shop).

Cream butter and sugar, then beat in eggs. Add Guinness.

Sift dry ingredients in and mix to combine.

Bake for  about 45 minutes (mine actually took a little longer) until the skewer comes out clean.


Also good warmed up in the microwave and served with ice cream for pudding. Yum.

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