Chocolate Guinness CakeOne bite and everyone will propose a toast to this moist, chocolaty cake. The cream cheese frosting resembles the foamy head on a pint.—Marjorie Hennig, Seymour, Indiana 12 ServingsPrep: 25 Bake: 45 min. + cooling
cup Guinness (dark beer)
cup butter, cubed
cup baking cocoa
cup sour cream
teaspoons vanilla extract
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking soda
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
cups confectioners' sugar
cup heavy whipping cream
Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment
paper; set aside.
In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted.
Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended.
Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture.
Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Remove sides of pan.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’
sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not overbeat). Remove cake
from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake
so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 slice equals 494 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.