May 29, 2005

Chocolate Guinness Cake


1 cup Guinness
10 tablespoons butter, sliced
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs (at room temperature)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter (or spray with cooking oil) a 9 inch pan throughly. In a large pot combine Guinness and butter and heat until until butter is melted. Whisk in cocoa and sugar. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Pour into pot, whisk to combine. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and flour. Add to pot, whisking to combine. Pour into prepared pan and bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick (inserted into the middle of the pan) comes out clean.

*This cake is so moist, it really doesn't need icing.