For some time I have wanted to make a chocolate and Guinness cake and last weekend as In was going to my Mum’s for lunch, and had some to use up I thought I would have a go at creating one. I also had a 60ml miniature bottle of Baileys staring at me on the kitchen window sill, so I thought a Baileys and chocolate cream cheese topping (inspired by Helen’s chocolate icing) and filling would complement it perfectly.
Here is my recipe for a Guinness and Baileys Chocolate Cake
200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
200g chocolate spread (I used milk chocolate)
200g full fat cream cheese
Grease and line 2 x 7inch sponge baking tins
Pre heat oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
Beat the sugar and butter until pale and creamy
Add the half the eggs and half the flour and cocoa powder and carefully mix to combine
Add the Guinness and lightly fold in using a metal spoon – the cake batter will go ever so light and expand inside the mixing bowl!
Divide the batter between the two tins and cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through
Leave to cool thoroughly
Meanwhile make your Baileys chocolate topping
Beat the cream cheese and chocolate spread until combined and creamy and then add the Baileys and mix in well
When you cake sponge has cooled, sandwich them together using some of the Baileys chocolate topping and then cover all of the outer sponges with it – top and the sides
This was a lovely cake – moist and not too rich. Although you could really taste the Baileys, neither myself or my tastees detected the Guinness at all.
This is a cake more for adults than children owing to the boozy chocolate icing – not too rich or sweet either. Quick and easy to make – perfect for those grown up / kid free treat moments
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Thank you xx
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