My husband's birthday was nearing, so I began my hunt for a delicious masculine cake to make. I searched the internet and discovered that his favorite beer pairs nicely with chocolate. So I present to you... how to make a chocolate Guinness cake with Irish cream frosting!
You will need the following ingredients for the cake:
1 cup of Guinness Extra Stout
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of unsalted butter
3/4 of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
You will need the following ingredients for the frosting:
2 cups of unsalted butter - softened
7 cups of powdered sugar
5-6 tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream
You will need the following supplies:
rubber spatula (optional)
2 eight inch cake pans
Stand mixer (a hand mixer may also work)
Step 1: Make the Chocolate Beer Sauce
Before you begin making your sauce, preheat your oven to 350 degrees & grease your pans. I used softened butter to grease my pans.
In a sauce pan combine 3/4 cup of butter, cocoa powder, Guinness, and vanilla extract. Over medium heat whisk the ingredients until smooth. Once it has a smooth texture, remove from heat.