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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Who want’s a rich dark booze-oozing sponge paired with a tangy cream frosting? You do!

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Preheat the oven to 170°C / 325°F / gas mark 3 and gather your ingredients.

For the Guinness chocolate cake’s sponge you will need:

 

  • 250ml (9fl oz) Guinness
  • 250g (9oz) unsalted butter
  • 80g (3oz) cocoa powder
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 280g (10oz) plain flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 140ml (5fl oz) buttermilk

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For the frosting you will need:

  • 50g (1 ¾ oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 300g ( oz) icing sugar
  • 125g (4 ½ oz) full fat cream cheese – such as Philadelphia
  • Cocoa powder for dusting – optional
  • One 23cm (9in) diameter spring-form cake tin

 

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Step 1

Line the bottom of the cake tin with baking parchment.

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Step 2

Empty the Guinness into a saucepan, add the butter and gently heat until it has melted. Remove from the hob and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar. In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, vanilla essence and buttermilk by hand, and then add it to the mixture in the pan.

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Step 3

Sift together the remaining sponge ingredients into a large bowl. Here you can either use a mixer with paddle attachment, or hand electric whisk on a low speed. Pour in the contents of the pan, scrape all the goodness off the sides of the bowl and mix it all together!

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Step 4

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 mins (ish) or until your sponge bounces back when lightly pressed or we like the trusty skewer tricky – insert one into the middle of the cake and its ready when it comes out clean! Remove the cake from the tin onto a wire rack, make sure its cold to touch before you frost it!

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Step 5

Back to the mixer! Combine the butter and icing sugar together until all the large lumps are gone – it should turn to a sandy mixture. Add the cream cheese and mix on a low speed, then increase the speed gradually until its all light and fluffy!

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Step 6

Top your cake GENEROUSLY with the cream cheese frosting, and a light dusting of cocoa powder if it takes your fancy.

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Remember, you can get creative with any of our our delicious flavoured bars for your Chocolate Guinness Cake.

Let us know how your Choc affair Chocolate Guinness Cake went at /ChocAffair@ChocAffairUK or at choc.affair.


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