I originally found this recipe in People magazine (my guilty pleasure) when I was at the hairdresser. I've been thinking about it ever since. The recipe is the creation of Chef Brian Leth of Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn, NY. Here is his amazing recipe.
|Chef Brian Leth's Guinness Cake - Image courtesy of People Magazine|
Brian Leth's Guinness Cake
- 1 cup Guinness stout
- 10 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
- 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 tbsp. sour cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2½ tsp. baking soda
Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat 8 oz. softened cream cheese until smooth; gradually add 1¼ cups powdered sugar, beating at low speed just until blended. Gradually add ½ cup cream; beat until blended.
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9-in. springform pan and line with parchment paper.
- Heat Guinness and butter in large saucepan over medium-low until butter melts; remove from heat. Whisk in cocoa and sugar.
- Combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla; whisk into cocoa mixture. Whisk in flour and baking soda.
- Pour batter into pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cake is firm. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Remove from pan. Spread frosting on top.