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This rich Chocolate Guinness Cake is the perfect cake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The dark beer pairs very well with the luscious chocolate. A heavenly match indeed!
Okay, I’m a wine kind of gal but on rare occasions I would have a beer every now and then.
It has to be that kind of day where it is really hot and humid kind of day and the beer has to be a really kind of icy cold.
But whenever I go to an Irish pub, I just gotta
have my Guinness beer. Even on a winter’s
I have always wanted to try to make a Guinness beer flavoured cake but in the past years I had a hard time finding this beer in liquor stores near my place.
And I think it would be weird to go to the pub and order a pint, ‘oh yes, and make that to go please!’
But finally this year, I found this beer sold in my neighborhood depanneur (what corner stores are called here in Quebec).
They even had both the can AND the bottled versions. Wow, we’re really getting fancy in here.
I am so happy I can finally make my cake!
The Guinness beer paired really very well with chocolate. The flavour is very subtle mind you. The malty undertone of the beer is very similar to that of the chocolate that it is easy to miss.
I tried to amp the beer flavour by adding Guinness to every aspect of this cake, in the cake layer, the ganache and even brushing on some Guinness simple syrup. It was still very subtle.
The cake is super yummy tho and the best way to eat it IMHO is with a pint of Guinness beer on the side.
This post is not sponsored in any way shape and form by Guinness beer btw. Although maybe they should ;)
I dream of visiting the green rolling fields of Ireland one day (and drink Guinness beer in a real Irish pub!) and that is what inspired me for the decoration of this cake.
I used different kinds of Russian piping tips with different shades of green.
When I couldn’t get a decent ruffle when I used the ball tip on the side of the cake, I decided to pipe it on a piece of wax paper and let the ruffles chill up in the freezer. When it has firmed up, I peeled them off the paper and attached them on the side of the cake.
Check out the video on how I made this cake so you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Have a great St. Paddy’s day everyone!
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