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Chocolate Guinness Cake

This great chocolate cake recipe is easy to make, yet tasty and moist!

8 slices

Easy 80 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe Chocolate Guinness Cake

For the Cake:

125 g Lightly Salted Butter (4 ½ oz)
125 ml Guinness® (4 ½ fl.oz)
115 g Self-Raising Flour (4 oz)
50 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x2 sachets or 2 oz)
2 ½ g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (½ tsp)
125 g Caster Sugar (4 ½ oz)
75 ml Whole Milk (3 fl.oz)
Medium Egg (Beaten)
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste (1 tsp)
50 g Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks' 72% Extra Dark Chocolate (Or 2 oz) Broken into small pieces

To decorate:

25 g Lightly Salted Butter (1oz, softened)
25 g White Vegetable Fats (1oz, softened)
2 ½ ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (½ tsp)
100 g Icing Sugar (3 ½ oz)

Preparation

Preparation

1

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a deep 15cm (6inch) round cake tin. Put the butter and Guinness® in a saucepan and heat very gently, without boiling, until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.

2

Sieve the flour, Cocoa Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and Chocolate pieces. Make a well in the centre.

3

Mix the egg, milk and Vanilla Extract together and pour into the dry ingredients along with the Guinness® mixture. Mix together well to form a smooth, thick batter.

4

Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for about 55 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch – a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake should come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

5

To decorate

Beat the butter and white vegetable fat together until smooth, creamy and glossy. Beat in the Vanilla Extract. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar to make a spreadable, creamy icing.

6

Spread the icing thickly on top of the cake; smooth the edge by drawing a palette knife round the top to make the icing in-line with the side of the cake, like the head on a pint of Guinness®. Your cake is now ready to serve and enjoy!

1 portion = 109g

Nutritional Information For the recipe Chocolate Guinness Cake

Per serving Per 100g/ ml
Energy 3890kJ
936kcal
1500kJ
361kcal
Fat 54g 21g
Carbohydrate 55g 21g
Protein 35g 13g