Chocolate Guinness cake w/ cream cheese frosting

Guinness cake (1)Hey strangers! This post is brought to you by all the people who came to our Holiday Open House Friday night and wondered why I don’t post recipes very frequently anymore. Guys! I didn’t even know that so many of you read my blog. So thanks, super flattering! Also made me blush a little though because I really have been slacking. Although this time of the year is incredibly busy, I am finding that any free time I do have, I am wanting to just spend relaxing with my boys. Guinness cakeThis will be the last Christmas in our house (our first house!) and I have been soaking it all in. Honestly, even though I am excited to have the space we need for our family in a larger home, I am so emotional about leaving our cozy little house. We have made so many memories in our 1200 square feet of space and we have completely transformed it into a space that reflects our style perfeclty. We will have gone from being a family of 3, to a family of 6 in this home. We are always together at home because there aren’t many places to go and we don’t have the space to accumulate junk. But we know that it’s just time to move on. The kids are sure excited to have more room to run around though! In the meantime I have a million recipe posts piling up to share with you and am just lacking the time and energy to post them! Anyway, thanks friends for lifting my blogging spirit and here is a delicious cake just for you! Guinness cake (3) I do not have a sweet tooth. I honestly don’t. Except when I am pregnant, then I need a little sliver of something sweet every day. Now I try really hard not to eat sugar throughout the day but I figure one bite of something sweet a day isn’t too harmful? This cake is my favorite ever ever. It’s not rich and oh so damp and dark. The cream cheese frosting is thick and creamy but not too sweet. And I just love how after frosted it looks just like a big frosty, pint of Guinness. Do I even have to tell you how much my Guinness loving husband liked this cake? Guinness cake (4)

Chocolate Guinness cake w/ cream cheese frosting
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Ingredients
  • 250 ml Guinness
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 5 ounces sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 10 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Pour the Guinness into a large pot, at the butter in slices.
  2. Heat until the butter melts.
  3. Whisk in cocoa and sugar.
  4. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Pour mixing bowl mixture in with the Guinness in the pot.
  6. Whisk in flour and baking soda.
  7. Pour the cake batter into a butter greased 9 inch cake pan.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. While cake is cooling, make the frosting.
  10. Whip the cream cheese until smooth.
  11. Slowly add the powdered sugar while mixing until all is incorporated.
  12. Add the cream, a little at a time, and whip until you reach a good consistency.
  13. Ice your cake!

   Do yourself a favor and make this cake! It’s really simple, even for us non-baker types. Is it snowing by you? It’s really coming down in the midwest and we are quite giddy about it! Have a great week.

 

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