Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolcate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar

Chocolate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar

I made the Chocolate Guinness Cake again this weekend and I think I have my definitive recipe – this time I added Chinese Five-Spice Powder, with some cinnamon. The flavour is dense, but not overpowering, and also slightly unusual. I think the recipe is ready for ‘The Book’!

I dusted with icing sugar, as above, but it looked rather dull. (I couldn’t take a picture because the camera has broken – DISASTROUS!) Perhaps a stronger shape, with dusting of icing sugar would be more impressive?

Fluted bundt tin for Chocolate Guinness Cake

Fluted bundt tin for Chocolate Guinness Cake

Perhaps I should consider a white or creamy frosting?

Sour cream glaze for Chocolate Bundt Cake

Sour cream glaze for Chocolate Bundt Cake

Or a milk chocolate glaze, lighter than the cake colour?

Chocolate glaze, lighter in colour than the cake

Chocolate glaze, lighter in colour than the cake

Or perhaps just a shiny glaze?

Bundt cake with Cocoa Glaze

Bundt cake with Cocoa Glaze

Or perhaps it just needs some ‘sprinkles’ on the top?

Bundt cake with 'sprinkles' on the top

Bundt cake with ‘sprinkles’ on the top

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