I have recreated Nigella Lawson Guinness stout cake. Her link is attached at the bottom if you want to use her idea and recipe. I have my own idea and with her idea.
Sooooo, keen to experiment and being creative, I mix it with Aperol and add chocolate mint to make it a satisfying dessert in everyone plate. Are you in with me or not? It’s not a sin to add more boost to your creation if you want to make it your own creation cake, thus it’s not a crime to use someone idea and adding your own. Therefore, it has to be called your own cake for daring to experiment and being creative to add other ingredients.
Here’s my experiment that were successful: Aperol guinness chocolate mint with cream cheese and strawberries cake to bring it alive with strawberries for colour and chocolate sprinkles as extra decoration than a dull Guinness cake look.
To make this my own recipe and to boost my alcohol intake I mix Aperol and Guinness with mint flavour to finished off the family meal, burping a satisfying feeling in my stomach and fresh mouth.
As long as it don’t kill you. Out there, I see there are many guinness stout cake. Everybody got their own creation and method. Be a food scientist by being Creative !!!!!!!!
380 g brown sugar
250 g unsalted butter
320 g plain flour
80 g dark chocolate mint flavour (70% cocoa, broken into small pieces)
300 ml sour cream
1 c Guinness Stout
1 c cocoa powder
1/2 c Aperol
2 large eggs
1 Tbs vanilla extract
2 1/2 Tsp baking soda
3/4 Tsp salt
250 g cream cheese
250 g icing sugar
113 g unsalted butter
180 ml thickened cream
8-10 strawberries, stem removed, washed and dry
Preheat 180 degrees C. Greased a 9″ round cake pan with 3″ deep with butter and line the bottom with baking paper brushed with some more butter.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Then add Aperol and Guinness; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa and chocolate. Set aside to cool for about 12 minutes.
Beat eggs, sour cream, and vanilla in a large bowl to combine. Next add aperol, Guinness, cocoa, chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat until smooth.
Now add flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined well. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 1hour and 15 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Switch off oven and leave cake in with door close for 30 minutes. Remove cake from oven and cool in pan for 1 hour. Then transfer to a foil cake container with a plastic serving plate mat.
To make frosting
Beat butter until light and smooth about 1 minute. Add cream cheese beat until light and smooth about 4 minutes. Next add icing sugar beating until incorporated. Now, add thickened cream beating again until increase in volume about 5 minutes to make spreadable consistency. Decorate with strawberries around the cake and sprinkle some chocolates sprinkles.
Note: “Aperol is bitter orange-y taste”. “Guinness Stout on the other hand is a specific kind of brew that people enjoys on every St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness has a dark, strong-bodied brews because its thick, creamy head caramel and stomach filling grade. Also, I were told for its unique, rich, caramelised flavour when added to food. One of the most popular dishes to use Guinness; I know is Irish Stew”.
Do taste batter and you might need to add more sugar. You do need to check the consistency of the batter, if too running add more flour. You might want to frost your cake like the Guinness cake without strawberries and chocolate sprinkles.
Nigella Lawson original recipe: https://www.nigella.com/recipes/chocolate-guinness-cake