Dessert that pairs well with beer is always a good thing.
This cakes if for the man’s man. Tell any dude you made them a cake with Guinness and they will fall in love with you. Even better, bring them a 6 pack of some delicious stout beer to drink with it and I promise they will never forget it!
I actually made this because I didn’t have any dairy in the house and I had some leftover Guinness in the fridge. Don’t be scared by the beer in this cake, my go-to chocolate cake always has stout in it! The stout gives the cake an intensely deep flavor that pairs sooooo well with the cocoa. The Guinness also makes the cake super light, fluffy and moist all at the same time.
The frosting is also super complex and is so fun because you make it in a food processor!
I’m telling you, this cake is bomb.
I made Guinness Cupcakes way back in the day with a whiskey glaze and they are still one of my favorite desserts on the blog! Adding beer is a fool-proof way to get a super tasty and rich chocolate flavor in your cakes.
I feel like I haven’t been in my kitchen taking pictures in sooooo long and I am really hoping to get some fun and tasty recipes flowing out of my kitchen this weekend. I have a list of about 23 things I want to try and make…but the summer is always a hard time to spend inside. The weekend comes and I always have these grand plans to bake…but then the sun comes out and I want to sit on a patio with a beer somewhere…tough life, I know!
I am so excited for a relaxing weekend in the city, they seem hard to come by these days! Mikey and I tried so hard to keep our summer open so we could spend time at home, enjoying our neighborhood. We have a CRAZY busy July, so I will let you know in advance that we may be M.I.A for a bit. I’ll try and keep the post’s coming!
I wish so badly that summer lasted longer, but I am making a concerted effort to enjoy as much time as I can outside with friends and family and making sure that I enjoy the season. So far we have had an amazing summer of friends balanced with time with just the two of us. It is so good for my soul to have time with just Mikey. Life gets so chaotic and the first thing that we toss aside is time for just the two of us. Balancing work and my new yoga schedule has forced us to make sure and plan date nights and time together which was something that was never an issue before. I will always be grateful for work and new yoga opportunities and I know that this busy season is only making my relationship with Mikey stronger!
I still let guilt and stress creep in when I know family and friends are planning things that we have to miss out on, but I then remind myself that this is my life and I have to take charge. One of the main things I have learned in this past year and with my yoga training is that you have to make the life you are happiest with and most proud of. Disappointing people is going to happen but as long as you are making the decisions that are best for YOU, that’s all that matters. We get so stressed with pleasing others that we tend to neglect our needs and the needs of those closest to us.
My favorite thing in this whole world (aside from ice cream) is spending time with those I love. I never knew it would be so hard to focus on Bethany and that I would feel sad and guilty doing so. I have however learned more about myself and my relationships through doing so. You realize the people who are there for you, happy for your successes and genuinely love you for where you’re at. Getting older is weird. Learning to love yourself sucks. But if you put in the work, thank God for where you’re at and find contentment for this moment in this season, I promise you will make summer 2015 the best yet!
Now, go make this cake (or drink some stout).
Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake with Chocolate Frosting
For the Cake:
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Stout Beer (I used Guinness)
2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For the Frosting:
2 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate, slightly melted (did this in the microwave)
1/2 Cup Margarine (or butter if keeping dairy free is not an issue)
1/2 Cup Guinness
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1-3 Tablespoons Milk (almond, soy, coconut, cow)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt and sugars. Whisk to combine and then make a little well in the center of the mixture.
Pour beer, oil and vanilla into center and whisk well until blended.
Pour into prepared bundt pan and place into preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
While the cake bakes make your frosting.
Combine all ingredients except milk into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well combined and add milk until you reach a desired consistency.
Once cake has cooled completely, pour frosting over cake and serve!
Enjoy with a glass of stout beer!!!
I found this recipe online from years ago in my “save recipe” file.