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Chocolate guiness cake :)

250 ml guinness

250 gram(s) unsalted butter

75 gram(s) cocoa powder

400 gram(s) caster sugar

142 ml sour cream

2 medium egg(s)

1 tablespoon(s) vanilla extract

275 gram(s) plain flour

2.5 teaspoon(s) bicarbonate of soda

For the topping

300 gram(s) cream cheese

150 gram(s) icing sugar

125 ml double cream (or whipping cream)

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C, and butter and line a 23cm springform tin.

Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan, add the butter - in spoons or slices - and heat until the butter's melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the brown, buttery, beery pan and finally whisk in the flour and bicarb.

Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined tin and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake.

When the cake's cold, sit it on a flat platter or cake stand and get on with the icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sieve over the icing sugar and then beat them both together. Or do this in a processor, putting the unsieved icing sugar in first and blitz to remove lumps before adding the cheese.

Add the cream and beat again until it makes a spreadable consistency. Ice the top of the black cake so that it resembles the frothy top of the famous pint.

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2 cups caster sugar

1 1/2 cups canola oil

4 eggs

2 cups mashed beetroot

2 1/2 cups plain flour

2 tspns bi carb soda

2 tspns salt

Cook beetroot until soft, then peel and mash till smooth.

Mix together sugar, oil and eggs then add mashed beetroot and vanilla.

Sift together flour, bicarb soda, salt and cocoa, then add sugar, oil mix. Mix thoroughly.

Pour into prepared pan. (I use a square one, simply because I like to serve it in square pieces).

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees for fan forced) for 45 minutes. Ice when cold.

1/2 cup cocoa vanilla extract


ooh some more recipes for Recipe Corner !

They sound delicious



Happy baking xx


Rachie, could you please post your recipes in future in Recipe Corner so that we can find them easily and keep them altogether. :)

Many thanks.

Best wishes.




I have reposted the Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe and the Beetroot Recipe into our Recipe Corner blog so everyone can find them easily there! :)


Thanks and i will do next time sorry xx


No need to apologise at all Rachie, we just want to make sure everyone who is interested in recipes, sees them all there in one place for ease. Your recipes are lovely, please keep them coming if you have more. xx


Is the chocolate guiness cake from Nigella Lawson? If it is watch out!!! It's sooooo moreish!! XX


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