Chocolate Guinness Cake for St Patrick’s Day

Chocolate guinness cake | A Sweet Muddle It’s only a couple of days now until St Patrick’s day my friends!  I’ve baked a cake for us to celebrate the occasion.

Since I’m not a huge fan of green food colouring, this Chocolate Guinness Cake came to mind.  The recipe is a favourite of mine, straight from my copy of Nigella Lawson’s Feast: Food to Celebrate Life.

Chocolate guinness cake | A Sweet Muddle

While the recipe may not be closely tied to Irish traditions, it does contain the nation’s famous black stout.  If you use your imagination a little, you might agree that topped with the cream cheese frosting this cake also loosely resembles a pint of it’s namesake…  no?

Chocolate guinness cake

I hadn’t come across a recipe for Chocolate Guinness cake before discovering this one, and while there are now a huge variety of interpretations of this recipe,  I still stick to Nigella’s,  partly because I’m a creature of habit, but also because it consistently produces a gorgeously moist chocolate cake with a nice subtle hint of stout… so why mess with a good thing?

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It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a really simple cake to bake.  In fact, the preparations are not too dissimilar to my all time favourite Boiled chocolate cake

If you don’t own a copy of Nigella’s Feast: Food to Celebrate Life, you can find a copy of the recipe for this Chocolate Guinness Cake on her website here

I hope you have a happy St Paddy’s Day.

1 Comment on Chocolate Guinness Cake for St Patrick’s Day

  1. Baking In Pyjamas
    16/03/2015 at 2:03 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try this cake Rachel, it looks wonderful! I love your little plate with the clovers on, so pretty. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas


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