The US celebrates the “National Beer Day” today – that is enough reason to make something with beer, right?! ;) Here in Germany we actually celebrate the International Day of the Beer – but that is in August. Way too far in the future. I want some nice Guinness Cake with Sour Cream Glaze now!
This is not my first cake made with beer. There is already a delicious Guinness chocolate cake with cream cheese topping on the blog as well as some cookie bars with chocolate, caramel, salt pretzels and of course Guinness again. The second recipe might sound a bit strange, but it’s incredibly delicious. So can you see – there is a lot of sweet stuff you can create with a bottle of beer! If you use dark beer in combination with chocolate in your cake the beer flavor is normally not very strong at the end – the beer kind of has “supporting role” in those cakes and makes the chocolate flavor pop out more… similar to coffee in a chocolate cake. If you ware hoping for a super-strong beer flavor – sorry, but that is not gonna happen… unless you double the amount of beer. But then you probably end up with a soggy cake ;P
You might want to keep your children away from his kind of cake… although in my childhood this wouldn’t have bothered anyone. I have pictures where I am drinking from a beer bottle when I was only two… and still, I did not turn into a person that has problems with alcohol ;P Anyway. Probably still not a cake for children. So give them something else and serve this cake to adults that appreciate the subtle beer flavor in this chocolate cake.
Well… with or without a special beer holiday – a cake made with Guinness simply tastes delicious and is something different than the usual chocolate sugar bombs.
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
1/2 cup (120g) butter
1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (240ml) Guinness
3.5 oz. (100g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (60g) walnuts, chopped
For the glaze:
1.8 oz. (50g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1.8 oz. (50g) sour cream
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. hot water
100g brauner Zucker
1 Ei (L)
200g Mehl (Type 550)
1 TL Natron
1/2 TL Salz
100g Zartbitterschokolade, gehackt
60g Walnüsse, gehackt
Für die Glasur:
50g Zartbitterschokolade, gehackt
1 EL Zucker
1 EL heißes Wasser
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. For the topping chop the chocolate and add together with the sour cream and sugar to a microwave-safe bowl and heat up gently until the chocolate has melted. Stir to combine. Add the hot water and mix in. Decorate the cake with the cream. Let cool/dry before slicing.
2. Für die Glasur die gehackte Schokolade mit Schmand und Zucker in eine mikrowellensichere Schüssel geben und in kurzen Intervallen in der Mikrowelle schmelzen und verrühren. Das heiße Wasser dazugeben und unterrühren. Die Glasur auf dem Kuchen verteilen und vor dem Anschneiden etwas abkühlen/trocknen lassen.
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Beer in a cake? Well… yass! Chocolate and Guinness work well together. You should try!
Keywords: beer, Guinness, chocolate, cake