Friday, 14 March 2008

Chocolate Guinness Cake~St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl 2008 Blog Event!




I am entering my Chocolate Guinness Cake into the St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl 2008 event and contest. Emiline from Sugar Plum (a wonderful blog with lots of yummy treats) is hosting this fun event and it will run till Monday 17th March, so you still have time to enter and join in on the fun! Here is the link with all the details: St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl 2008


I have made this cake for every St Patrick's Day for the past few years and it's been a big hit with my family. I love the dense, damp moistness of this cake, with the added topping of dreamy creamy cheese icing. The recipe is from the wonderful book Feast by Nigella Lawson. My sponge didn’t come out as dark as it has done in the past but that was due to a lack of cocoa powder but I’m confident that it won’t deter my boys from eating their way through this cake with sheer delight!


Happy St Patrick's Day

This is the perfect cake to serve on St Patrick's Day.

12 comments:

Happy cook said...

I have heard so much about this cake but never had them or made them.
It looks really delicious with that topping.
Is it called like that because you add guiness in it???

Maria said...

Hi Happy Cook, thanks.

Oh you must try this cake, it is one gorgeous cake. Yes you add Guinness to the sponge mixture.

Maria
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Emiline said...

I love that book, Feast. It's so good, isn't it? I'm familiar with the recipe you've made, but I've never tried it.
It looks great! You get extra points for using chocolate, AND Guinness. Great job!

Cooking and the City said...

looks fab Maria :-)

Maria said...

Hi Emiline and Dell

Many thanks :o)

Maria
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Indigo said...

Great minds - I've planned to make a very similar cake! But mine is one of Gary Rhodes', with a different icing. Looks fantastic!

By the way, I've finally done the meme you tagged me for eaons ago!:
http://happylovestrawberry.blogspot.com/2008/03/not-actually-sweet-temptation.html

Maria said...

Hi Indigo

Thanks ;o)Looking forward to seeing your cake. Thanks for doing the Meme, I enjoyed reading it!

Maria
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Pixie said...

ooh yum, that does look good!

nicisme said...

Your cake looks wonderful, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Great photos too!

Maria said...

Hi Nicisme

Thanks for the lovely comments ;o)

Maria
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Rosie said...

Oh this is Sooooo perfect for St Paddy's Day Maria. I can just taste this wonderful cake having baked this myself before! It looks gorgeous :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Thanks Rosie. We both have great tastes and this cake is definitely gorgeous ;o)

Maria
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