Lazy J Bar C Farm

Lazy J Bar C Farm

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chocolate Guinness Cake


Or in this case...cupcakes! :)

I first made this cake and posted about it here a couple of years ago. It is just as good now as it was then so I thought I would share it again for St. Patrick's Day. The recipe was originally posted at Simply Recipes in March of 2012 and is an adaption of a recipe by Nigella Lawson.

Chocolate Guinness Cake

1 cup stout or porter beer                    **Click here to print this recipe**   
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment or wax paper and then lightly grease the paper. If making cupcakes, line the pan(s) with paper liners AND lightly spray them with cooking spray.
In a large saucepan, heat the beer and butter over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Add the cocoa powder and sugars and whisk together. Take off the heat and allow to come to room temperature. (Only takes a few minutes)
In another bowl, beat together the sour cream, eggs and vanilla until very, very well combined. Add to the butter-beer mixture and whisk together.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the beer-butter mixture and whisk together until it just comes together. Pour into the prepared pan and give the pan a few short drops onto the counter to remove any air bubbles. If making cupcakes, fill each well three-quarters full with batter.
Bake cake for 50 to 60 minutes, cupcakes for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Run a knife around the edge to separate the cake from the pan, if necessary, and remove the ring from the springform pan.
Frost as desired.

This recipe makes a LOT of batter and would easily make 30 to 36 cupcakes.

I frosted the cupcakes with a classic cream cheese frosting but a chocolate buttercream frosting would also be very good. Here is a photo of the cake I made in 2012.


Sharing with the Down Home Blog Hop, Rurality Blog Hop, From The Farm Blog Hop and Farmgirl Friday.

28 comments:

Kristina said...

Looks delicious!

Sally in WA said...

I made a similar cake for a friend's birthday several years ago. He is a big Guinness fan. It was delicious. I could go for a bite of yours now!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh looks wonderful delicious and Guiness no less ~ Great post and photos ~ making my mouth water ~

xxx
artmusedog and carol

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

not sure i have ever seen guinness in our local stores for sale - only in a bar & such. i might have to do another beer. have you ever tried another brand? as a replacement? what a neat idea. i am wishing for a cupcake or two. yum!! you are tricking my eyes & tummy. ha. ha!! ( :

Judy said...

Oh my those look so good, I know my hubby would love those.

Maggid said...

I'm not sure i could be trusted - if i lived close . . . I might sneak that great looking cake home . . or, worse yet, i might eat all the frosting off the top and try to convince you i didn't know anything about it at all , , , (giggle - looks fabulous)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Now that looks absolutely decadent Candy -- never thought of beer and chocolate cake in one recipe :)

Susan said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That is the most amazing looking cake EVER! I wonder if I could make a GF version....

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These look so yummy! And very pretty as well :)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Looks a nice cake. Well done.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

A Quiet Corner said...

This looks heavenly...moist and yummy...just like I like it!...:)JP

Lin said...

Can I drink the rest of the stout then too?

:P

Sharon said...

Wow! That looks rich and delicious!

Marie said...

Oh, now, this appeals to me Irish blood! :-) Gotta try this one! Do you mind if I throw it Yvonne's way? I mean, it looks like the PERFECT St. Paddy's Day Union dessert! :-) By the way, I didn't tell you, Yvonne LOVED our outing, and loved meeting Jerry and seeing you again and the farm. That was such a great day!

Heidi Gonzales said...

Oh boy Candy. I love anything chocolate. Thanks for sharing and have a happy St. Patrick's day.

Ida said...

It looks yummy but I don't like beer (can't get past the smell) and I'm not much of a chocolate cake fan (it's the texture) so guessing I'll pass on this one.

Taylor-Made Ranch said...

I'm "SO" sharing this on my Facebook page, it sounds absolutely delicious, I'm gonna have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

~Taylor-Made Ranch~
Wolfe City, Texas

Evelyn S. said...

That looks so rich...I'll bet it tastes absolutely amazing!

Lisa Tucker said...

Yummy!!! Some days I would love to reach through the screen......:) Thanks for sharing....or not...lol.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Just catching up on several months of blogs. My you have been busy. One of my daughter's wants me to spin some mohair for her to make some ropes. Your cinches look great, and congrats on the art awards.

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