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Monday, March 11, 2013

Get in my belly | Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze



Planning ahead for St. Patrick's Day meal. Corned Beef Sliders (recipe from one of my favorite Seattle bakeries, Macrina - will post later this week) and The Hungry Housewife's Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze.

What about you? Planning anything yummy?

Author: Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife
Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  1 hour 10 mins
Serves: 10

Cake
1 cup Guinness Stout
2 sticks Butter
¾ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
½ tablespoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 large Eggs
¾ cup Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
photo: The Hungry Housewife

Salted Caramel Glaze
5 tablespoons Butter
½ cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
⅓ cup Heavy Cream
Pinch Salt
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
⅔ cup Powdered Sugar,sifted
Garnish
Pinch of Fleur de Sel

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray or grease bundt pan.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the Guinness and butter to a light boil, add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk flour,sugar,baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
Add the butter/Guinness mixture to the sour cream mixture and beat until just incorporated.
Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Then using a rubber spatula, lightly fold the batter to make sure there are no pockets of flour.
Pour into bundt pan.
Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs.
Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Then cool completely on rack before.
Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight (the cake seems to taste better the next day).

Salted Caramel Glaze
In a medium saucepan, bring the butter, dark brown sugar, heavy cream and salt to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Boil for ONE minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract.
Add about ½ cup of the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
Continue to whisk in powdered sugar by the tablespoon until you reach your desired consistency.

Assemble
Remove the cake from the fridge, place on a cake plate and pour the salted caramel glaze over the top.
Sprinkle the Fleur de Sel over the glaze.

Cake recipe inspired from Epicurious.

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