Looking for a dessert to knock the blarney stones off of your friends? Well, this is it! The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
1 cup Guinness Stout (Feel free to drink the rest while you're baking!)
1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter has melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder until well-blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into the beer mixture. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; whisk into the beer mixture until a smooth batter forms. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from the pan.
To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth, but do not over-beat. Ice the top of the cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of Guinness. Serves approximately 12 Irishmen.
This recipe can also be made into cupcakes. Just make sure to bake for only 12-15 minutes. Then everyone can have their own frothy Guinness cupcake! Green frosting would also be festive! The luck of the Irish is with you!