A little trip to Ireland all baked in a delicious chocolate cake with Guinness® flavor. You can serve it with powdered sugar or ganache poured on top. I use this recipe for my groom's cakes but I frost it with a chocolate buttercream then pour ganache evenly over the top. I use raspberries or strawberries to decorate the top for color. It turns out beautiful!
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 1/3 cups butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®), at room temperature
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
① Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan with 3-inch sides.
② Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
③ Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one a time. Mix in vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture in thirds, alternating with stout beer, until batter is smooth. Fold in pecans.
④ Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
⑤ Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 70 to 75 minutes. Transfer cake pan to a wire rack; let cool for 20 minutes. Invert cake onto a serving platter and let cool completely.
Per Serving: 615calories;35g fat;72.3g carbohydrates;6.9g protein;121mg cholesterol;360mg sodium.