Yeah, you read right. GUINNESS. The beer. You know?! I wanted to bake a „manly“ cake for Valentine’s day and here’s a manly cake with beer and a heart.
We don’t drink much alcohol in this house but we do love special beers. Germany is the country of beer. I guess 🙂 And especially in the summer during bbq fun outside I love drinking a cold glass of beer. And when the Mr. brought home Guinness a few weeks ago I thought I should bake or cook something with it. YAY for internet – I found this recipe:
You will need:
250 ml Guinness beer
250 g butter
75 g unsweetened cocoa powder
300 g sugar (the recipe said 400 g but I didn’t want to get a sugar shock ^^)
140 ml sour cream
1 package vanilla sugar
275 g flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
300 g cream cheese
150 g powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 180 °C and prepare a springform pan (rub with butter and then spread some flour on it).
Put the beer into a big saucepan and add the butter. Cook until the butter is melted. Now remove from cooking plate and add the cocoa powder and sugar.
In another bowl whip sour cream, vanilla sugar and eggs. Now add this to the beer mixture. Mix flour with the baking soda and add it to the rest. (Don’t stir too much!)
You shall now have a soft and very fluid dough. Fill dough in the springform pan and bake cake for about 45 – 60 minutes. The whole cake is very moist. Nevermind 🙂
After the cake has cooled down – you’re ready to add the topping! (The topping by the way is the BEST thing about this cake!).
For the topping, mix the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until soft. I didn’t have enough cream cheese at home – so I used 200 g of cream cheese and 100 g greek yoghurt.
Spread the topping thoroughly on the top of the cake. Aaaaaaand you’re done! Keep the cake in the fridge and you and your love will be happy to eat such a manly dessert.
The Mr. loved that cake. He said it was one of the best cakes he ever ate.
Oh! And you may or may not add a tiny little sugar heart (store bought) to make sure you love the one you baked this cake for. HA!
Happy baking, friends!
PS: The original recipe was found on the german cooking website chefkoch.de!