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guinness & chocolate cake

On the weekend, we had some friends over for dinner and I made a Mexican feast of GuacamoleEnchiladas & Mexican street salad. As I was the chef, I snapped absolutely no photos of the dinner as I had my hands full! But we had an absolutely fantastic evening full of food, conversation & hilarious fun with Absolute Balderdash & Taboo.

I did, however, take a few photos of the dessert that I made in the morning.

Quite aptly, I was introduced to this recipe by my lovely Irish friend. Neither of us like beer, but she reassured me that the taste of the Guinness isn’t detectable; it just makes the cake moist, black and very moreish. (Along with another friend, we once went on the Guinness factory tour, and turned down the pints we get for free at the end!)

Trust me on this one. It’s easy to make, a little different to the traditional chocolate cake, and actually looks like a pint of Guinness with the black cake and frothy white top. Recipe here.

Oh, and there is cream cheese frosting. Enough said.

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  • Reply To The River

    If u would live near me I would know who would make my birthday cake for friday;-) (It is the only bad consequence of baking cakes well, once when people know it….;-)) Looks great! x

    November 20, 2013 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Jane

    that looks heavenly! i'm not a huge fan of guinness either and probably wouldn't turned down the free pint! 🙂

    November 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    That looks so chocolatey and amazing! And I LOVE cream cheese frosting haha. Also I can't believe you turned down that free pint! When I was in Dublin a few years ago, my friends and I did the tour mostly for that free pint at the end haha.

    November 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply miho

    aw i wish i could! i hope you get a good cake on your birthday 😉 x

    November 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply miho

    i think it's an acquired taste, or so i'm told – it does look good though! x

    November 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply miho

    haha if you had been with us you would have got all of ours!! x

    November 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply jennie

    This looks SO good! Very hungry now hehe Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    November 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Oh, that cake looks splendid!

    November 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply miho

    i'll bet you anything your boyfriend would love this! x

    November 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply miho

    thanks Rachel! x

    November 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Emma

    Oh yum, love a good Guinness cake!I wish my frosting turned out as well as yours, mine always looks so sloppy!hmm maybe…

    November 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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