Monday, February 8, 2010

chocolate Guinness cake redux

Nothing is too much trouble. I've provided a chocolate Guinness cake recipe for you in the past, but it occurs to me that some of you can't attempt it as you may have inadvertently eaten all the dark chocolate in the baking cupboard, just as I did, and are worried about what to serve to the visitors.

How about Nigella's version, made with heaps of cocoa and some sour cream instead of chocolate and just as darkly impressive. Her recipe is here. I've kindly tested it for you and it turns out splendidly.


It doesn't really need icing, but I added some anyhow to entertain the troops.

[The week was worthy of celebratory cake. Lovely Maria of Vintage Simple mentioned me (me, ME! all by myself) as one of seven things about her. How about that? It's up there with when I met Salman Rushdie, or when Yvonne from Yvestown commented on one of my posts. I'm practising flicking my hair modestly away from my face. Brag Brag Brag.]

34 comments:

  1. very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Reus Catalonia
    thank you

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  2. come now Mise, such modesty is unbecoming, your lightening wit and effortless satirical charms have surely been the talk of the interweb for quite some time now? you may allow yourself a delicate blush and perhaps a knowing smile.

    i have a problem with chocolate guinness cake, the one and only time i made it, i must've slipped with the baking powder and it was a slightly overly salty curiously fizzy waste of chocolate. in short, an abomination. and so it falls squarely into the category of cakes i like someone else to make for me.

    go on then, just a small slice.

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  3. I haven't stooped to scoffing cocoa from the jar yet, so I think this recipe is a fine, fine idea. Thank you, Mise! As for your continuing accolades, I am delighted. I'm sure it is a good omen for giveaway wins.

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  4. Looks absolutely delicious Mise..can't wait to try it!
    Now, if I could just find that chocolate....

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  5. This could solve a Valentine's dilemma- chocolate AND Guinness!

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  6. I can't get over how kind it was of you to test the cake for us, before giving us the recipe. You really went over and above the call of duty !!!!
    Thanks for the delicious recipe so people can try it, (I have every one of Nigella's recipe books So have tried it) and well done on all the accolades, Mise.They are really well deserved. XXXX

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  7. Mise, that looks delicious! I adore chocolate, so I may have to attempt that someday.

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  8. Salman Rushdie? Really? Where? How? Hubby is a big Guinness fan - should I make one for his bday?

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  9. I love Nigella, I met her and she is just lovely.

    I also love cake.

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  10. Oh, hooray! The perfect recipe for when all the chocolate has inexplicably disappeared from the cupboard where I keep all my baking ingredients :-)

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  11. Mmmm, now my mouth has gone and begun watering! The dark chocolate is the first to go when I'm around. I just can't resist it.

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  12. ah yes, chocolate and guinness... perfection in whatever form. cake form is good.
    nice cake stand!
    ~laura

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  13. Your cake looks fantastic.

    A fine complement from Maria, she has exquisite taste.

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  14. Your the best for testing it for us! It looks amazing! I must figure out how to make the Guinness part gluten-free.

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  15. You are so sweet, Mise, to have tested this cake out for all of us. Could you mail it to me?

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  16. bugger.. can you make me a flourless chocolate cake???

    I ate a whole toblerone last night and I didn't even like it that much.. but it was chocolate and it was there!!

    Well.. I'm not surprised you are getting some mentions Mise.. your comments alone are worth a post unto itself!! have fun flicking.. xx Julie

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  17. Ah janey-mac.... this might actually cause me an injury...

    And btw CONGRATULATIONS!! Flick away missus, you deserve it!

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  18. Nath, your cooking issues must be more than outweighed by your wonderfully excessive flattery skills, so intrinsic to blogging. I'll up my game in all future commenting in case you out-nice me and win the sticker.

    Ally, all men like this cake, even men who don't like cake. A birthday winner for your husband for sure. I met SR at a London party in the 90s. The meeting was nothing to speak of, although of course I do.

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  19. Caca milis (sorry, can't manage fadas on this computer)! I love making cakes - shall try this forthwith. Thankee.

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  20. Oh, now it's my turn to blush and be grateful, my dear friend... Thank you for the mention.

    As for cakes, somehow I missed the earlier one and that would be a complete success with Bill: Guinness and chocolate are two of his favorite things in the world. I'll have to bookmark that one and bake it at some point. I hope I have better luck than Nath.

    xo,
    -maria

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  21. oh, you are lucky - Maria is wonderful - but so are you.
    this looks delicious. And yes, I was having a very enthusiatic moment yesterday - Rhubarb gets me excited. Is that odd?

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  22. is it completely wrong if i make a guinness cake for herself for valentines day?!?! if i invest my love of guinness in a cake would she love that...???

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  23. Oh good - it is acceptable to keep them in their jimjams all day then? I was hoping someone who knows about such things would comment. She also suffers from near-anaphylactic shock from the putting on of cardigans. Even that gorgeous fairisle one. bitch.

    Congrats on your fabulous week of bloggy love btw.

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  24. Er, apologies to other commentators re the randomness of my last comment.

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  25. Thank you so much for running a trial on the recipe. :)

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  26. Nice. Can the wine continually pour in whilst eating?

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  27. I especially also like the way you are supporting the humble cocoa powder, sadly left behind these days as everyone must use 1000% proof squares of chocolate in absolutely everything. Yay cocoa I say.

    In fact I made some cocoa brownies via Smitten Kitchen on the weekend (in between my nautical activities) and they were amazing. Better than ones with melty chocolate in them.

    I think your recipe comes from FEAST? I have that book and love it. xoxo

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  28. No, Mr Custard, that would be completely right and would result much esteem.

    Flora May, you could try the cardigan back to front and she mightn't realise?

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  29. Yum indeed. Did some wine sneak in too?? I wouldn't blame it if it did. Hmmm and now that you have planted the seed in my head I must search for a chocolate & wine recipe :-)

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  30. I do love a celebratory cake, and I don't even have to be celebrating to eat cake either. I love Nigella's recipes.
    Thanks for your lovely comment today. Brilliant advice as always, and I don't feel quite such an emotional idiot.

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  31. It's really so very kind of you to test this cake out for me, theres a chocolate mousse recipe I should test for you, to thank you for your kindness.

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  32. Oh my lord - this cake looks absolutely amazing. You may inspired me to actually bake something - a definite departure from the norm...

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  33. Oh my goodness, this cake looks like it dropped from heaven. Thanks for posting it, I must..must give it a go. Thanks too for commenting on my blog recently. I am so pleased to have found yours.

    Cheers x deb

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  34. Two of my favorite sins in one cake.... tempting!

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