czwartek, 29 marca 2012

Christmas spice cake with Guinness

I baked this cake for work because of the Saint Nicholas day. It is really very moist (a bit of it stick to the pan, so don’t forget to floured the pan), with intense spice aroma broken with caramel aftertaste of Guinness, which not only taste great but also gives deep, chocolate colour .
Recipe (modified) from brown eyed baker

¾ cup Guinness
½ teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup molasses
¾ cup brown sugar
1 ½ cups wheat flour
1 ½ teaspoons grinded ginger
2 pinches pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Bring the Guinness to a boil, remove from the heat, stir in baking soda ( it will foam up !!), after stir in sugar and molasses until combined. Set mixture aside.
Whisk the flour with the rest of dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Set aside.
Transfer the Guinness mixture to a large bowl. Whisk in eggs and oil until combined. Whisk the flour mixture in thirds into the wet mixture , stirring vigorously until completely smooth after each addition.
Transfer the mixture to the buttered and floured pan. Bake for about 40 min. in preheated oven to 360F/ 180 oC.
Cool the cake in the pan, decorate the cake with icing.

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