Chocolate Guinness Cake

And the second variety of cake for the last ‘Concert at Cratfield’ is Chocolate Guinness Cake which is based on Delia Smith’s Chocolate Beer Cake in her Book of Cakes. I covered the cake with a chocolate glaze of melted chocolate, beer, and cream. The taste is very good, with coffee, mixed spice, and cinnamon  adding complexity to the beer and chocolate.

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I am happy with the recipe, and the glaze has hardened, but the shape does not really show. Do I need a bundt tin with a more obvious shape? Or should I leave this cake uniced, with perhaps just a dusting of icing sugar?

Nordic Ware Bundt Tin

Nordic Ware Bundt Tin

Chocolcate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar

Chocolcate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar

There are two cakes because the first one stuck to the tin – I think I turned it upside down too soon – and so it has a rough chocolate and sour cream icing but you can see the texture – quite fine.

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate & Sout Cream Icing

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate & Sour Cream Icing

So where am I with this recipe? I like the recipe, but the shape is not sufficiently strongly defined, which means a new tin.  And perhaps it is a cake which can be served in two ways – with a glaze which hardens, and with a dusting of icing sugar.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Guinness Cake

  1. I love the one with a dusting of sugar. It looks so much better than the others and the shape is more pronounced. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week!

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