Wednesday, 16 March 2016

St Particks Day Baking ~ Guinness Cake Baileys Frosting ~ Recipes

I thought I'd try something a bit different this Paddy's Day, so instead of the usual green cupcakes I'm making a Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Frosting!!! I found this great blog Love Swah, with this recipe, show this girl some love and check out the full recipe here!!!



Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake

  • 250ml Guinness stout/porter (1 cup)
  • 250g butter (1 cup + 1 tbsp.)
  • 100g cup cocoa powder (2/3 cup)
  • 400g caster/superfine sugar (1¾ cups)
  • 140ml sour cream (2/3 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour (2 cups)
  • 2½ tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda

Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

  • 500-600g sifted icing sugar/powdered sugar (4-5 cups)
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 250g cream cheese at room temperature (8oz)
  • 4-6 tbsps Baileys Irish Cream

I used Guinness Stout as per recipe but if you prefer Beamish or Murphy's stout then I don't see a problem. It's your taste so pick your favourite Stout!

I read this great review of Baileys and alternatives from A Thrifty Mrs read here so I went with the Lidl alternative!

This is a big recipe so I made 4 cupcakes too. I could have made more really!!! But I used a 7" tin.
(This cake doesn't rise much when it did mine cracked open all over so I had to trim it level) 
This cake is also sooo heavy! So small slices!
The Baileys frosting is amazing and I'm not a boozy person! I will definitely be making that again!
But I used less icing sugar and more cream cheese and maybe less baileys. I always use less sugar in cream cheese icing, it's a personal taste thing, I just don't like it overly sweet so I used approx.:

Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 200g sifted icing sugar/powdered sugar
  • 60g butter at room temperature
  • 150g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tbsps Baileys Irish Cream

    Love this cake, a nice change from my usual cutesy baking! Hope you try it and enjoy it!!
    Check out my previous baking posts:

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