Recipe by Nigella Lawson - don't think that any of her recipes failed me before, this one was a success as well!
How to make it...
- 250 ml Guinness
- 250 g unsalted butter
- 75 g cocoa
- 400 g caster sugar
- 145 ml pot sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
- 275 g plain flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
Pour the Guinness into a large wide saucepan, add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter’s melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the brown, buttery, beery pan and finally whisk in the flour and bicarb. Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined tin and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it is quite a damp cake.
Once it cooled down I've topped my cake with plain, melted, white chocolate, but you can ice it with cream cheese icing as well.
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