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Guiness Chocolate Cake Recipe


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     Guiness Chocolate Cake

Category   Desserts - Breads
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225g unsalted butter (room temperature) 350g dark brown sugar 4 eggs (beaten) 225g plain flour Half tsp baking powder 2 tsps bicarbonate of soda 400 ml guiness (one can) - allow head of foam to settle 100g cocoa powder (sifted) 150g good quality dark chocolate ( finely grated ) -bourneville
Cream butter and sugar. Gruadually addthe eggs Sift flour / bkg powder and bic of soda - set aside Mix guiness and cocoa until well combined - whisking .. Plenty plenty elbow grease here ! - add grated chocolate and mix well Add the two mixtures to the egg mixture - alternating Stir well after each addition Butter and line a deep tin and pour in mixture Preheat oven 180deg C and bake for about 1 hr - 1hr 15mins. Skewer will be clean and dry when inserted into the centre. You may need to cover the top of the cake with greaseproof paper after about 45 mins to prevent scorching AT THIS STAGE CAKE IS PRACTICALLY BLACK - DO NOT PANIC - ITS NOT BURNING ! Take cake out of oven and leave to stand in tin for about 10 mins Turn out onto wire rack and leave to cool completely - preferably overnight
Choc ganache covering - centre cream 2 bars bourneville chocolates (300 g) - melted Enough fresh cream to bring to a creamy consistency Choc will harden once the first bit of cream is mixed ... Add some more and it will become creamy again Split cake in two ..... Sandwich two halves together with the choc ganache Cover completely with the rest

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